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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