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“An Evolving World” at D&R Greenway: Science Writer Michael Lemonick, Composer Sam Guarnaccia
Nov 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmfree firstname.lastname@example.org
D&R Greenway Land Trust invites the public to “An Evolving World,” on Tuesday, November 27. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The program will take place from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Sam Guarnaccia, composer, and Michael Lemonick, science writer, will discuss the human impact upon our evolving world, with particular emphasis upon the environment. In addition to this lively dialogue, The “Evolving World” audience will be treated to a video of Guarnaccia’s “Emergent Universe Oratorio”. D&R Greenway, One Preservation Place, off Rosedale Road, Princeton 08540. Free, but email@example.com. www.drgreenway.org.
Sam Guarnaccia, composer, is celebrated for his moving Emergent Universe Oratorio (EUO). In summer of 2018, D&R Greenway arranged a post-performance reception at Villanova University for this scintillating work. Choirs of both Villanova and Guarnaccia’s own Middlebury College were featured. The oratorio explores eternity, infinity and the interconnectedness of all life. Emergent Universe begins at the “beginning of everything — the Big Bang,” Guarnaccia reveals. “Or, as Swimme and Guarnaccia term that process, ‘the Great Flaring Forth.’”
Michael Lemonick opinion editor at Scientific American, was also senior staff writer at Climate Central. This former senior science writer at Time Magazine has more than fifty cover stories to his credit. His work has also graced Discover, Yale Environment 360 and Scientific American. Lemonick’s books on science and astrophysics include The Georgian Star; Echo of the Big Bang, Other Worlds: The Search for Life in the Universe,  and Mirror Earth: The Search for Our Planet’s Twin. Michael’s favorite pastime other than writing about science is playing traditional folk music.
Guarnaccia has crafted his powerful composition to remind us “that we are irrevocably, interconnected with each other, with all life systems. This is the greatest story there is.” D&R Greenway has paired the composer with the scientific writer, Guarnaccia explains, because “a satisfyingly scientific superstructure supports the piece’s spirituality. Its ‘godfather’ is Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.” Guarnaccia is quite clear on the significance of science to his own work. “I’m not talking about something magical,” the composer insists. “It is the science of this story that links everyone on the planet,” he declares.