Three orchestras will give the first U.S. performances of Sarah Kirkland Snider’s song cycle Unremembered this spring: the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Knights, and the North Carolina Symphony. The work’s world premiere, in Eindhoven, Holland, is set for March 2. For the U.S. premiere, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will perform Unremembered on March 11 at Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis, as part of the SPCO’s Liquid Music Series. The Knights will perform it on March 14 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, N.Y., and on March 23 at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. The North Carolina Symphony will perform Unremembered on March 25 in Raleigh and again as part of Washington, D.C.’s SHIFT Festival at the Kennedy Center. Performances of the hour-long work, inspired by poems and illustrations by Nathaniel Bellows, will feature vocalists Padma Newsome, Shara Nova, and DM Stith, and multimedia projections of Bellows’ art.
Posted January 31, 2017