Six High Places - Sphinx

202324jun5:00 pmSix High Places - SphinxBeyond Baroque5:00 pm

Event Details

Come join Carrie and Genevieve atop Sphinx Mountain (10,840 feet) in the Madison Range.  They will be leaving the trailhead at 10 am on Saturday, June 25, and be hiking quickly.The work will be performed three times to accommodate different speeds of hikers. Please RSVP if you anticipate joining us.

Growing up in Fairbanks, AK, I’ve always been curious about the composer, John Luther Adams, who lived in a dry cabin as so many do in my hometown. The featured work we’ll share on the mountain tops is “The Wind at Maclaren Summit,” which references a pass I solo skied many times on family trips into the Maclaren Lodge – my family hauling the gear on snow machines and I skiing in the silence except when passing a bush full of white ptarmigan. I’m eager to share this work about wind in the elements, to see how the stress and release – calm and dissonance – of nature intersects with its abstract representation in this piece.  —Carrie Krause

The times that I experience the purest joy are when I am dancing, or when I am in the mountains. For me, dancing in the mountains is the expression of my neverending wonder at these spectacular landscapes, and my gratitude for this remarkable existence and the sublime mysteries of earth. —Genevieve Trygstad-Burke

Rain date 10 am on Saturday, July 29.

Black & white photo by Blair Speed.



(Saturday) 5:00 pm


Sphinx Mountain summit




“The Wind at Maclaren Summit” from Three High Places by John Luther Adams (1953–)