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Great Noise Ensemble presents: Freedom of Expression

December 15, 2018 @ 8:00 PM

On December 15, 2018 at 8:00 p.m., Great Noise Ensemble will present the first of a series of programs called The Four Freedoms Project at Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ.

Freedom of Expression includes two large works. Joshua Armenta has sets texts by Federico García Lorca in Sonetos del amor oscuro, for tenor and ensemble. In this world premiere, Armenta is commenting on the struggles of the LGBTQ community, both in early twentieth-century Spain, where Lorca was killed because of his sexual orientation, and the present day.

Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together/Attica is a classic of political expression through music. A setting of letters from Sam Melville, who was killed in 1971 during an uprising at Attica prison in upstate New York, Coming Together/Attica is a testament to the failures of a state to keep control of its population by force. This work was arranged by GNE Artistic Director Armando Bayolo.

This concert will feature Blair Skinner, conductor, Josh Diaz, tenor, and Andrew Sauvageau as narrator for the Rzewski.

Tickets are available through OvationTix : $30 General Admission presale, $24 WCUCC Members /Students/Seniors & Military at the door.


December 15, 2018
8:00 PM
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