October 30, 2022
Janneke Hoogland, cello
Jubal Joslyn, tenor
Cathryn Wilkinson, piano
Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirror in the Mirror)……Arvo Pärt
Élégie (Elegy)……Jules Massenet
Theme from Schindler’s List……John Williams, arr. Eriges Ulliri
“For All the Saints”……Arthur Hutchings
About the Music
Today is a day for reflection, as we observe in the title “Mirror in the Mirror.” Sometimes translated from the German as “many mirrors in the mirror,” the concepts and the musical gestures tie together our present views and the recurring memories of loved ones now gone. We reflect on those friends and family – saints we have been lucky to know – and also on long-gone saints who tower over time, leaving legacies today.
Our reflections can stir up a kaleidoscope of emotions, embodied in today’s music: We feel the victory and celebration in Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” and hope in the good from “Schindler’s List.” We sense peace and calm in Arvo Pärt’s meditative music. We have known sadness and wistful longing over loss as in “Élégie,” and we yearn for a sense of completion and gratitude as in “Hallelujah.” Hallelujah is literally “the Lord be praised,” which, with the Psalmist, is our response for the lives of those we remember today.
O sweet Spring of yesteryear, green seasons, you have fled forever!
I no longer see the blue sky, I no longer hear the joyous songs of the birds!
You have fled, my love, and with you has fled my happiness.
And it is in vain that the spring returns! For along with you, the
cheerful sun, the laughing days have gone!
As my heart is dark and frozen, so all is withered for evermore!
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of: The Book of Lieder (Faber); The Complete Songs of Hugo Wolf (Faber); A French Song Companion (Oxford University Press); The Spanish Song Companion (Scarecrow Press); The Penguin Book of English Song (Penguin Classics); and J.S. Bach: The Complete Cantatas (Scarecrow Press). Provided via Oxford Lieder (www.oxfordlieder.co.uk)
Cellist Janneke Hoogland
A Bay Area native, cellist Janneke (“Yanika”) Hoogland graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and later earned a masters degree in cello performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. She performed for over twenty years with the Rochester Philharmonic and was a cello instructor for the Eastman School of Music pre-college division. Currently she is the cello coach for Youth Music Monterey, teaches at Carmel River Elementary School, and maintains a private music studio on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula.