MSU Symphony Orchestra performs - A Voice Exclaiming
- Friday, April 9, 2021 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
This year has changed much of what we do in the music building and the concert hall, but we are pleased to be able to rehearse and bring music to a virtual audience through livestream. The final concert of the year begins with Dabke by Kareem Roustom. This movement comes from a large work entitled- A Voice Exclaiming that explores the devastation of his Syrian homeland and the subsequent suffering of millions of civilians. The work is based on a poem that calls one to “Arise and fill the cup of hope before the hand of fate fills the cup of life.” There are then two pieces by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor who managed to exclaim his musical voice through a discriminatory western music culture. The concert closes with Benjamin’s Simple Symphony that recalls the voice of innocent and simple melodies written in his youth that were later compiled into this string symphony. Please join us on livestream. We hope to see you in person next academic year!
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