to open myself, to scream

Year of Premiere: 
2017
Composer: 
Mary Kouyoumdjian
Artists: 
Kevork Mourad, Media Design; Laura DeLuca, clarinet; Alexander White, trumpet; Mikhail Shmidt, violin; Walter Gray, cello; Jonathan Green, double bass
The Holocaust touched people of countless faces, places and identities. Music of Remembrance's May 2017 concerts feature the world premiere of a daring new work about the experience of Europe's Roma people during the Holocaust. Composer Mary Kouyoumdjian’s work, to open myself, to scream, shares the story of Romani artist Ceija Stojka, who survived three concentration camps to become a noted painter and writer. The performance includes compelling visual imagery created by Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad, accompanied by a live chamber orchestra and electronic music arrangement.
 
MOR was drawn to Kouyoumdjian’s music through her Silent Cranes (2015), a powerful portrait of Armenians and their fate in the 20th century.
 
Seattle Concert Ticket Information
Tickets: $30 -  $45
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Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle
Sunday, May 21, 2017  5:00 p.m.

 

San Francisco Concert Ticket Information
Tickets: $45 - $60
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San Francisco Conservatory of Music; 50 Oak Street, San Francisco
Wednesday, May 24, 2017  7:30 p.m.
 
Mary Kouyoumdjian: to open myself, to scream (2017)
Media Design by: Kevork Mourad
Commissioned by Music of Remembrance
Laura DeLuca, clarinet; Alexander White, trumpet; Mikhail Shmidt, violin; Walter Gray, cello; Jonathan Green, double bass
Approximate length: 25 minutes