Sunday, September 3, 2017

African Musical Arts: St. Louis Symphony: Live at the Pulitzer to Feature FredO's "Five Kaleidoscopes"

St. Louis Symphony
Live at the Pulitzer - Oct. 4

Works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Reich,
Michael Johanson, Julius Eastman
and Fred Onovwerosuoke

The 2017-2018 season of St. Louis Symphony Live at the Pulitzer will be led by co-artistic directors SLSO pianist Peter Henderson and Gemma New, Resident Conductor at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Director of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. Oct 4 concert to feature works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Michael Johanson, Julius Eastman and Fred Onovwerosuoke.

Fred Onovwerosuoke's "Five Kaleidoscopes," commissioned in 2013 by Rebeca Omordia, is a set of musical vignettes inspired by a variety of life experiences. Kaleidoscope No. 1 captures a beehive before the bees move camps - a sonic metaphor for humanity's restless pursuits... No. 2 is a tone poem of sorts. No. 3, the most performed of the set, is a romance, a nostalgia of being back in a lover's arms, - AFRICA - beholding its beautiful landscapes, its innate repose,... No. 4 indeed mirrors a dark Nubian folktale, of forbidden love and the coquettish dance of defiance... Kaleidoscopes No. 5, a tour de force loosely surrogative of restless "sikuti" dance rhythms of Eastern Africa, drawing from the perils of thunderstorms, attending commotion, and the frantic hunt for shelter! Visit for selected works by Fred Onovwerosuoke.

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Thanks for sharing, Bill. Indeed looking forward to Oct 4 concert. F.  [Fred Onovwerosuoke]

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