Echoes from Tomorrow for Chamber Ensemble
Echoes from Tomorrow was inspired by Adolf Mérei’s 1915 Hungarian-Jewish silent film Simon Judit (Judith Simon), based on the nineteenth-century ballad by Jewish poet József Kiss. Judith Simon is the sad and poignant story of a young woman who fell in love with a local man of a higher class.
The music reflects the joy and exuberance of young love in the first movement, I. Anticipations and the heartbreaking decisions in
II. Choices, when life goes a different way than expected.
III. Transitions acknowledges the beginning acceptance of life’s choices, while IV. Remembrances brings self-forgiveness and the start of looking back without regret.