Reviewer Calls Concert with Lax’s Words and Music by Composer Kile Smith a “Masterpiece”

A few months ago, I poste about a then-upcoming concert in Philadelphia called “The Arc in the Sky,” with music by composer Kile Smith and words (chosen by Smith) by Robert Lax.  By all accounts, the concert was a huge success, with standing ovations and people in tears (really!).  You can read the reviews and a full description of the program, including complete text of the Lax works used, on Smith’s website.

One reviewer called the concert “a masterpiece of emotional expressivity and spiritual revelation” while another called the final section “a bright-as-sunshine shout of ecstasy that looks to the horizon and suggests a broad spiritual quest.”

Happily, a CD is in production.  I’ll be sure to announce how to obtain a copy when it is available.