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News - Sarah Kirkland Snider's 'Unremembered' featured at Cross-Linx, Big Ears, and SHIFT Festivals

Photo: © Willy Somma
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Sarah Kirkland Snider's Unremembered, her highly lauded 13-part song-cycle, will be featured at premiere festivals in the USA (Big Ears and SHIFT Festivals), The Netherlands (Cross-Linx Festival), and in Belgium throughout March 2017. Vocalists Padma Newsome, Shara Nova, and DM Stith will perform with The Knights, the North Carolina Symphony, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in the USA, and with the Doelen Ensemble and Codarts Rotterdam in Europe.

Her hour-long work — for orchestra, vocals, and electronics, and in newly arranged chamber orchestra and octet versions — explores the fragility and mystery of childhood recollection. She was inspired by poems and illustrations by Nathaniel Bellows (W.W. Norton; HarperCollins). Multimedia projections of his haunting visual art will accompany the performances.

New Amsterdam Records released Unremembered in album form in 2015. It was featured on "Best of 2015" lists by many respected publications including The Washington Post and The Nation. Q2 Radio listeners awarded Unremembered "50 Best Classical Works of the Past Twenty Years" in both 2015 and 2016. The tour's vocalists Newsome, Nova, and Stith are on the Unremembered album.


'Unremembered' tour tickets and info:

Cross-Linx Festival: Doelen Ensemble/Codarts Rotterdam
   March 2 – Eindhoven, The Netherlands @ Muziekgebouw Frits Philips
      World Premiere: three voices and chamber orchestra
   March 3 – Groningen, The Netherlands @ De Oosterpoort
   March 4 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands @ de Doelen
   March 5 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Muziekgebouw
   March 6 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands @ de Doelen
   March 7 – Antwerp, Belgium @ deSingel

Liquid Music Series: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
   March 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Ted Mann Concert Hall
      US Premiere: three voices and octet

The Knights
   March 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust
      New York Premiere: three voices and octet
   March 23 – Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival

North Carolina Symphony
   March 25 – Raleigh, NC @ CAM Raleigh
      US Premiere: three voices and chamber orchestra
   March 30 – Washington, DC @ SHIFT Festival, The Smithsonian

More:
Album Trailer
Unremembered
Sarah Kirkland Snider
ScoresOnDemand for Three Voices and Chamber Orchestra

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