Colour of Music Festival String Quartet presents “Casop: A Requiem for Rice” A Preview
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:00pm
Staging of Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked
Peirce Studio at The Trust Arts Education Center
805 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Join us as "'Casop': A Requiem for Rice" opens its developing score. On this special evening, the Colour of Music Festival String Quartet presents new music from "'Casop': A Requiem for Rice" and "Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked, inspired by the history of African and African American forced laborers who cultivated rice in the Lowcountry. Colour of Music Festival commissioned Dr. Trevor Weston to compose ‘Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked’. This piece for string orchestra takes inspiration from traditional African music and traditional folk music by African Americans: fiddle music, long-meter hymns and Gullah music.
Sponsored by CMU Center for the Arts in Society, CMU Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, CMU History Department, CMU Humanities Center/ Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, CMU Humanities Scholars Program, CMU Office of Vice Provost for Education, Design Frequency and Taylor Made Consulting, LLC.
"Casop: A Requiem for Rice" world premiere February 13, 2019 Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh.
UPCOMING PITTSBURGH EVENTS
February 28, 2018, 7pm
“Casop: A Requiem for Rice” Events at Pittsburgh Humanities Festival
“Daughters of the Dust” Film Screening, followed by Q & A
City of Asylum, 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Event Sponsors: CMU Humanities Center/ Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, CMU International Film Festival
This event is free.
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 3pm
Pittsburgh Humanities Festival Core Conversations
Vanessa German interviews Dr. Edda L. Fields-Black about the evolution of “Requiem for Rice”
The Trust Arts Education Center, 807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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