Our program explores time through music. The first two movements of Astor Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango depict the evolution of the tango from the lively early 1900’s to the lyrical 1930’s. Our second piece is by Ian Clarke, a composer influenced by many genres, including his time in a rock band! Written in memory of his mother, Touching the Ether uses pitch bends, finger vibrato, and ghost notes to haunting effect as it reflects on the invisible connections between people across space and time.