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Indigenous storytelling, movement and music highlight MOR’s season’s opening concert.

World premiere! Raven in the Box of Daylight – a multimedia experience of the Raven legend that has been passed down for centuries among indigenous peoples in the Pacific Northwest. Starring Native American artists violinist Swil Kanim and storyteller Gene Tagaban, and highlighting the work of renown Tlingit glass sculptor Preston Singletary. In addition, Whim W’Him Seattle Contemporary Dance returns with Olivier Wevers’ evocative choreography for Osvaldo Golijov’s Lullaby and Doina, depicting the doomed young love of a Jewish woman and a Roma man. Plus works by Gerard Schwarz, Jerod I. Tate, Paul Ben Haim and Géza Frid. Featuring Music of Remembrance’s stellar instrumental ensemble drawn from the ranks of the Seattle Symphony.

Full Program:

Gerard Schwarz
In Memoriam
Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the passing of David Tonkonogui
Featuring Leyna Kitahama, cello
Recipient of the 2021 David Tonkonogui Memorial Award

Jerod I. Tate
Pisachi for String Quartet

Raven in the Box of Daylight
MOR Commission and World Premiere

Paul Ben-Haim
Three Songs Without Words, arrangement for Viola and Piano

Géza Frid
Piano Trio

Osvaldo Golijov
Lullaby and Doina
Choreography by Olivier Wevers with dancers Andrew McShea and Nell Josephine
Whim W'Him Seattle Contemporary Dance

Music of Remembrance Ensemble
Jeffrey Barker, flute; Laura DeLuca, clarinet; Mikhail Shmidt, violin; Natasha Bazhanov, violin; Susan Gulkis Assadi, viola; Walter Gray, cello; Joseph Kaufman, double bass; Jessica Choe, piano


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