Copland House and its Musical Journeys Across America - Embrace or Exile: The Color of Fate

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Monday, February 6, 2023

7:30 pm — 9:00 pm

1201: Elebash Recital Hall

Open to the Public

Lost Freedom: A Memory [NY Premiere] by Kenji Bunch and George Takei, and Tres Homenajes by Gabriela Lena Frank. Christopheren Nomura, narrator; Siwoo Kim and Elizabeth Fayette, violins; Dana Kelley, viola; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; Sae Hashimoto, percussion; Michael Boriskin, piano 

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Who exactly are “enemy aliens?” And who determines that? Pondering the fragility of liberty, Kenji Bunch’s compelling new musical work is based on actor-author-activist George Takei’s unforgettable childhood memoir of his family’s forced relocation by U.S. government decree to a World War II-era Japanese American internment center. Gabriela Lena Frank’s Tres Homenajes celebrates interrelationships and deep camaraderie – the opposite of banishment – in her vibrant triptych inspired by Latin American idioms, cultures, and landscapes. 

"Bunch’s music is shiningly original." (The Oregonian) 

“Frank is one of the 35 most significant women composers in history.” (Washington Post)


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