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Current Performances

Poem of the Innocent for Chorus and Chamber Orchestra
The First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis
Fode Bangoura, African drums
900 Mt. Curve, Minneapolis
May 4, 2014 10:30 am

Poem of the Innocent by Minneapolis composer Jan Gilbert is a new work commissioned by the Charles Sigmund Fund of the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis for Chorus and Chamber Orchestra. This work is dedicated to Issa Higiro and his peace building efforts in Rwanda following the 1994 Genocide. The composer commissioned texts from a women's youth group in Kigali, Rwanda who wrote about their experiences and memories of growing up during and after the genocide.

Other texts include the story of Immaculée Ilibagiza, whose books Left to Tell and Led by Faith told of her personal journey to find forgiveness when the genocide took away her family, and the poetry of Derick Burleson, an American poet who lived in Rwanda and wrote about the war. African drummer Fode Bangoura from Duniya Drum and Dance will join the orchestra in this performance.

NightChants: A Winter Solstice Celebration
A program by Wisdom Ways featuring selections from NightChants
Performed by David Harris and others
Carondelet Center
St. Paul, MN
December 19, 2013 7:00 pm

WinterSong for Men's Chorus
Two performances by Clerestory
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
San Francisco, CA
November 30, 2013 8:00 pm

St Mark's Episcopal Church
Berkeley, CA
December 1, 2013 8:00 pm

The Indigo Rooftop of the Night
A setting of the Persian poetry of Fatemeh Keshavarz
Jessika Kenney, vocalist
Lunatics at Large
Symphony Space/Thalia Theater
New York, NY
February 19, 2013 7:30 pm

In the Beginning: A Native American Legend from the Tlingit Tribe of the Northwest Coast
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra
Jeffrey Schoyen, Director
Salisbury Univeristy, MD
October 27, 2012 3:00 pm

Thillana for Women's Voices
Amasong, Meagan Smith, Director
Champaign-Urbana, IL
December 10-11, 2011

Suite for String Quartet and Veena
First Instrumental Unit with Nirmala Rajasekar, veena
ACA Summer Festival 2011
Symphony Space Thalia
Friday, June 17, 2011 7:30 pm

Songs of Transformation
UCI choir with Hossein Omoumi, ney
University of California at Irvine
Winifred Smith Hall
Saturday, May 21, 2011 8:00 pm