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Phonochrome: 9/24 Banned Books Solidarity Concert

September 24, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm UTC+0

$12 – $18

Kick off Banned Books Week with critically acclaimed chamber ensemble, Phonochrome, on Sunday, September 24th! Phonochrome presents a compelling array of music and songs in a timely, musical exploration of artistic and literary censorship. This program features works by blacklisted artists Aaron Copland and Dorothy Parker, controversial songs made famous by Billie Holiday and Maya Angelou, and music inspired by banned literature such as Alice in Wonderland and Pierre Louys’ sensual Chansons de Bilitis, among others. There will be free pre-concert coffee courtesy of Ritual Coffee Roasters, and a post-concert book reception with The Green Arcade. [Doors at 11:30/concert at noon.] 

“Song of the Birds,” a traditional Catalonian folk song arr. by Pau Casals
“Flute Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035” by Johann Sebastian Bach
“As It Fell Upon A Day,” by Aaron Copland
Songs by Maya Angelou, TBD
“Chansons de Bilitis,” by Claude Debussy with poetry by Pierre Louys
“Songs of Perfect Propriety,” by Seymour Barab with poetry by Dorothy Parker
“Advice from a Caterpillar,” from Unsuk Chin’s opera Alice in Wonderland
“Strange Fruit,” by Abel Meeropol, arr. by Jude Traxler

*This concert features Anne Hepburn Smith, soprano; Melinda Becker, mezzo-soprano; Elizabeth Talbert, flute; Sophie Huet, clarinet; Natalie Raney, cello; Anne Rainwater, piano; and an arrangement by composer Jude Traxler. More information is available on our facebook event page or at www.talbertflute.com/phonochrome.


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