January 25, 2020 · Harold Prince Theatre
The Daedalus Quartet, Penn’s quartet-in-residence, explores migration through music, illustrating how centuries of cultural cross-pollination has enriched our artistic and spiritual life. Music truly has no borders, unifying through the universality of the human experience. In this performance, the quartet will perform works that exhibit the richness and complexity of this cultural convergence, including a world premiere of traditional African American spirituals by Nansi Carroll.
- Sofia Gubaidulina - Reflections on the theme B-A-C-H
- Osvaldo Golijov - Yiddishbbuk
- Nansi Carroll - On My Journey Now: Five Spirituals (World premiere)
with Karen Slack, soprano
- Tan Dun - Ghost Opera
with Min Xiao-Fen, pipa
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This performance is co-presented with the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Music.
The Daedalus Quartet’s “Music and Migration" project at the University of Pennsylvania has been co-sponsored by the Music Department, Center for Africana Studies, Kelly Writers House, Middle East Center, South Asia Center, Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department, the Center for East Asian Studies, the East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department, and Humanities at Large at the Wolf Humanities Center.
Photo credit: Lisa Marie Mazzucco