The Message in Music: Generative Power
Micah Rubinstein introduces the theme of Generative Power by opening with I Won’t Grow Up from Peter Pan. Growing up and developing independence is demonstrated with To Sir With Love, from the movie. Micah Rubinstein plays I Feel Good, performed by Bobbi McFerrin to express the power found in the time between adolescence and adulthood. Spring, from The Four Seasons is played to reflect the blooming of childhood into adulthood. A picture of a better world is expressed in Rocky Point Holiday by Ron Nelson. Our Time from Merrily We Roll Along represents the optimistic power of generative power. Generative power, often found in youth, does not have to leave adulthood. This is shown in The World is Waiting for the Sunrise performed by Ralph Sutton and Dick Hyman. Generative power can be spirit expressing itself through action.