Antonín Dvořák

Silent Woods for Cello and Orchestra

Sarah Lewis, cello

Antonín Dvořák

Songs My Mother Taught Me (arr. Wiancko)

Kinan Azmeh

New Work (world premiere, SPCO commission)

Kinan Azmeh, clarinet

PaviElle French

A Requiem for Zula (world premiere, SPCO commission) (arr. Wianko)

PaviElle French, vocalist

Charles Ives

Songs My Mother Taught Me (arr. Wiancko)

Michael Abels

Delights and Dances

About This Program

The opening weekend of the Tapestry19 festival examines the legacy of family, community and country. Two premieres by outstanding contemporary composer-performers anchor this program which also includes works imbued with a sense of place by the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák and Americans Charles Ives and Michael Abels. Interdisciplinary artist PaviElle French, a native of Saint Paul’s Rondo neighborhood, presents a new work dedicated to the memory of her mother while Syrian clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh reaches into his childhood to write a piece inspired by the rhythms of the Syrian pledge of allegiance that he was required to repeat every morning in school.