Sat, May 13|
Aurea Ensemble- Daybreak with Festival Ballet Providence
Acclaimed for its innovative, eclectic, thematic programming, Aurea blends classical chamber music, brilliant harmonica improvisations and poignant readings.
Time & Location
May 13, 7:30 PM
Pawtucket, 50 Park Pl, Pawtucket, RI 02860, USA
About the event
Acclaimed for its innovative, eclectic, thematic programming, Aurea blends classical chamber music, brilliant harmonica improvisations and poignant readings. Daybreak, inspired by Langston Hughes’ iconic poem, Daybreak in Alabama, is an exciting first collaboration between the Aurea Ensemble and Festival Ballet Providence for The Pawtucket Arts Festival. We are thrilled to present this program premier, celebrating a new dawn of hope and reconciliation, the return of live performance and the great diverse, rich spirit of our nation. The program includes music of George Gershwin; Jessie Montgomery, newly appointed Chicago Symphony composer in residence; Florence Price, (1887-1953), first African American woman to have a symphonic premiere by a major American orchestra; and harmonica improvisations of Chris Turner; readings of Langston Hughes, Rita Dove, D H Lawrence, Adrienne Rich and Miguel de Unamuno.
Featuring: Guest Artist, Rose Weaver, spoken word/voice, renowned former Trinity actor, singer and activist Choreography of Yury Yanowsky, Artistic Director, Festival Ballet Providence; Festival Ballet dancers. Nigel Gore, reader Chris Turner, harmonica Katherine Winterstein, Mina Lavcheva, violins Consuelo Sherba, viola Emmanuel Feldman, cello.