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Sounds & Stories: Teju Cole

Part of: Sounds & Stories

 Wednesday, March 3, 2021  6:30pm  Live Stream - OSLmusic.org

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Praised for producing “compassionate and masterly work” (The New York Times), artist, critic, and photographer Teju Cole’s curated concert features readings from his story “Radia,” with works that he chose to pair with his writing. In his curatorial note, Cole describes “Radia” as “a story about travel and discovery, a story of affliction and affiliation, set in a melancholy time. But within it is the germ of an as yet unseen future. Music, which is such a great part of our survival, is also what will survive us. This program, at the core of which lie several pieces for string quartet, evokes these interlocking themes of sadness and hope.” Readings by Cole will be accompanied by works spanning nearly a millennia, including pieces by Hildegard von Bingen and Caroline Shaw.

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Program

Caroline Shaw

Plan & Elevation: V. The Beech Tree

Yvette Janine Jackson

Remembering 1619

Henryk Górecki

String Quartet No. 3: V. Largo-Tranquillo

Unsuk Chin

ParaMetaStrings: II: Andante

Kaija Saariaho

Sept Papillons: Papillons III & IV

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135: III. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo

Hildegard von Bingen

O Virtus Sapiente


Performers

Orchestra of St. Luke's
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Teju Cole
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David Hyde Pierce
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