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Letters Made with Gold

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | 12:00 noon
Roscoe Brown Playhouse | Bronx Community College Campus Center
2155 University Ave, Bronx, NY  | Campus Map
Free and open to the public

Inspired by his close relationship with Appalachian folk music and Old Regular Baptist Hymnody, Shawn Jaeger resets the lyrics of three folk songs in his work Letters Made with Gold, stringing them together in a poignant message about lovers grappling with the prospect of death in a progression from youthful passion through denial to ultimate acceptance. The program also includes music by Katherine Balch and Brooks Frederickson along with a Contemporaneous-commissioned work by co-artistic director Dylan Mattingly.

Shawn Jaeger (b. 1985): Letters Made With Gold (2011)
Brooks Frederickson (b. 1987): Pat, Paat (2013)
Katherine Balch (b. 1991): Vidi l'angelo nel marmo (2015)
Dylan Mattingly (b. 1991): Lighthouse (Refugee Music by a Pacific Expatriate) (2010) (Contemporaneous commission)

Earlier Event: September 20