SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 3pm
KAREEM ROUSTOM, Rage Against the Tyrant(s) [World Premiere]
SHAWN KIRCHNER, Songs of Ascent [Boston Premiere]
Featuring a world premiere by Syrian American composer Kareem Roustom based on street chants of the Arab Spring plus Arab and Arab-American poetry of resistance and exodus. Also on the program, Shawn Kirchner's settings of pilgrimage psalms that lift us "beyond our divisions to find peace."
The 11th annual Daniel Pinkham Award will be presented to Robin Godfrey, Executive Director of GALA Choruses, the international LGBTQ+ choral organization.
"The performance was excellent. Under conductor David Hodgkins, the combined choruses realized the score's demands with confidence and stamina." – Boston Globe review of Roustom’s “Stellar Son of Man”