flute, clarinet, vibraphone, piano, violin, cello, dancers (about ?? minutes)
Paul Osterfield's The New Dawn Blooms (2021) was composed in conjunction with choreographer Meg Brooker's The Hope Effect, as part of Brooker's appointment as Dancer Laureate for the City of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Inspired both by the city's laureate theme of hope and United States Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem The Hill We Climb, Osterfield composed a work intended to resonate optimism coming out of a time of darkness. The New Dawn Blooms was premiered by the Stones River Chamber Players, in conjunction with Duncan Dance South's premiere of The Hope Effect.
"The new dawn blooms as we free it.
For there is always light,
if only we're brave enough to see it.
If only we're brave enough to be it."
- Amanda Gorman, from The Hill We Climb
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