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SPCO: Songs My Mother Taught Me

February 17 @ 2:00 pm

$11 – $26

The opening weekend of the Tapestry19 festival examines the legacy of family, community and country. Two premieres by outstanding contemporary composer-performers anchor this program which also includes works imbued with a sense of place by the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák and Americans Charles Ives and Michael Abels. Interdisciplinary artist PaviElle French, a native of Saint Paul’s Rondo neighborhood, presents a new work dedicated to the memory of her mother while Syrian clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh reaches into his childhood to write a piece inspired by the rhythms of the Syrian pledge of allegiance that he was required to repeat every morning in school.

Antonín Dvořák: Silent Woods for Cello and Orchestra
Sarah Lewis, cello

Antonín Dvořák: Songs My Mother Taught Me (arr. Wiancko)

Kinan Azmeh: Don’t RipEat After Me for clarinet, chamber orchestra, electronics and video (world premiere, SPCO commission)
Kinan Azmeh, clarinet

PaviElle French: A Requiem for Zula (world premiere, SPCO commission) (arr. Wianko)
PaviElle French, vocalist

Charles Ives: Songs My Mother Taught Me (arr. Wiancko)

Michael Abels: Delights and Dances


February 17
2:00 pm
$11 – $26
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Benson Great Hall
3900 Bethel Dr
Arden Hills, MN 55112
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