Performance & Roundtable: Villajoyosa

by Trevor Hart, George Boespflug & J.A.C. Redford

Dr. George Boespflug gives the premier performance of J.A.C. Redford's composition, "Villajoyosa." Redford and Dr. Boespflug are joined by Dr. Trevor Hart as they discuss the meaning behind music and its application to theology.

Trevor Hart has served as Professor of Divinity and Director of the Institute for Theology, Imagination & the Arts at St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, (one of the oldest universities in the world) since the inception of the institute in 2000. ITIA was established to bring imagination and the arts into constructive conversation with Christian theology and to pursue a more rounded theological vision of what it  is to be human in God’s world. Dr. Hart is currently completing a three-volume set of books dealing with aesthetics and the Christian faith. Literature and Language; Making Good: Creation, Creativity and Artistry; and Patterns of Performance: Art, Imagination and Christian Hope will be released in late 2013 and early 2014. 

Dr. George Boespflug, piano, is Director of Biola’s Conservatory of Music, and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, holding a doctorate of musical arts in piano performance and literature. He has appeared as soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Chamber Players, Alfred University Orchestra and Houghton College Philharmonica. He has collaborated with members of various major orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic and the Chinese National Orchestra. He has appeared on several public radio broadcasts and recorded a compact disk of solo piano works, “From Wesley Chapel.”

J.A.C. Redford is a composer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor of concert, chamber and choral music, film, television and theater scores, and music for recordings. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Joshua Bell, Chicago Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Kansas City Chorale, LA Chamber Singers, LA Master Chorale, New York Philharmonic, Phoenix Chorale, St. Martin's Chamber Choir, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Utah Chamber Artists and Utah Symphony have performed his work. The Alphabet of Revelation, Eternity Shut in a Span and Evening Wind are recordings devoted to his art music. Redford’s 500 episodes of television include multiple seasons of Coach and St Elsewhere, for which he was twice nominated for Emmy Awards. He composed the scores for The Trip to Bountiful, Newsies and One Night with the King, conducted The Little Mermaid, and orchestrated the scores for Avatar, WALL-E and Skyfall, for which he also arranged and conducted Adele’s Oscar-winning title song.

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