FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021
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Conversation With the Artists
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Sonata for Violin and Piano
CARLOS SIMON, music & MARCO PAVÉ, libretto
Requiem for the Enslaved, Virtual World Premiere
Michael Avitabile, flutes | Nicholas Brown, clarinets
Alyssa Wang, violin | Jesse Christeson, cello
Marco Pavé, spoken word | Jared Bailey, trumpet
Carlos Simon, piano | Ruoting Li, piano
The versatile musicians of Hub New Music will offer an exciting range of new and recent music, presented in two videos available on the same night! Steven Mackey’s violin sonata, a classic McKim Fund commission from the Library’s archives, will be performed alongside a signature work by Takuma Itoh for Hub’s unusual combination of flute, clarinet, violin and cello. The centerpiece of the concert will be the virtual world premiere of Carlos Simon & Marco Pavé’s new work, Requiem for the Enslaved, a work that grapples with the legacy of slavery at Georgetown University (where Simon is an Assistant Professor) and honors the lives and descendants of slaves sold to raise money for the construction of the university.
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Explore Related Collections and Resources
- Omar Ibn Said Collection (digital collection)
- Black Composers: A Guide to Resources at the Library of Congress (research guide)
- Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance (lecture)
- Steven Mackey in the LC Commissioned Composers Web Archive: (archived website)
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