Young and old

By JANINE PARKER  |  July 2, 2008

Tanglewood Music Center Fellow Kiu Tung Poon stealthily followed Barber’s mood swings, the bluesy section creeping up like that one drink too many. Morris’s response to Barber’s piece transforms Excursions from a fun romp to a poignantly abstract comment on the individual’s struggle to find a reason to keep getting up in the morning. Here’s to January 20, 2009.

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