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MUSIC FOR A BLUE PLANET

Friday, June 7 | 7:30 pm

Symphony Tacoma Voices spring performance.

 

After a year of working on preparing a completely American music program for our tour to Portugal and Spain, the Symphony Tacoma Voices turns our musical interest to global music, and globally inspired music from our region. We will perform works composed for our world’s finest choirs as we celebrate traditions and musical styles from around the world. We will also feature music that demonstrates how music from around the globe influences American music.

“Music for a Blue Planet” is a turn of phrase that refers to seeing the planet from space where differences of culture and race blend together and connect with the water that surrounds us all. Musically speaking, it points to the blending of styles and practices around the world that is becoming more and more common in classical concert music.

We will share stories and songs about the planet its beauty and fragility; stories of various peoples and cultures; stories of conflict, hope and healing; and experience the beauty of music from around the world. We will see that though music and cultures are so richly diverse, there is so much that we share as neighbors on this “Blue Planet.”

Syria:

Lao Rahal – Shireen Khader

Netherlands:

Horizons – Dijk

South Africa/Xhosa:

Indodana – Barrett

Wana Barak – Kirchner

Kwangena Thina Bo – Pitout

Americana:

Brightest and Best – Kirchner

Gospel:

The Word was God – Powell

Spiritual:

Sometimes I feel Like a Motherless Child – Powell

India:

Desh – Sperry

Slovakia:

Four Slovak Folksongs – Bartok

Haiti:

Wipip – Guillame

Venezuela:

Kasar Mie Lagaji – Grau

America:

Heart’s Reflection – Elder

 


 

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