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SPCO: Songs My Mother Taught Me

February 15 @ 8:00 pm

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One event on February 16, 2019 at 8:00pm

$12 – $50

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)
ACF | Create
PaviElle French, vocalist

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

Michael Abels: Delights and Dances


February 15
8:00 pm
$12 – $50
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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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