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Our Interconnected World

Friday, June 18 6:00 pm & Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:00 pm

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Deep River

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Harry T Burleigh, arranger

Traditional Negro spiritual arranged by Erie PA native, African American composer and singer, HT Burleigh.

Polka from "The Bartered Bride"

Bedrich Smetana

Enjoy this delightful dance from Czech composer Smetana's comic opera from 1866.

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Egyptian Legacy

Soon Hee Newbold

Visit the Pharoahs with this evocative, cinematic work by Soon Hee Newbold.

Symphonie Espagnole

Edouard Lalo

Travel with us to Spain as envisioned by French composer, Eduard Lalo.  Featuring violin soloists Isabelle Kim (Friday) or Grace Kenny (Saturday)

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African Adventure

Sidney Sheldon

Meet Tcha Beguedou!  A citizen of Togo, Africa, click below to listen to him say "Our Interconnected World" in Kabije, the language of his village.  

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Morgenstimmung

Edvard Grieg

"Wake up" to a beautiful morning in Norway with this well-loved, sweet melody.

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Return to the Indian Valley

Ilya Hylkarä

Finnish composer writes a symphonic homage to Indigenous peoples of the Arctic.

South Indian F​ür Elise

Beethoven/Wiley

You'll recognize the tune, presented in an Indian groove!  Premiere performance composed especially for our featured guests:  Rasika School of Dance led by Rachita Melton.

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Sankofa African American Theatre Company

Firebird Suite

Igor Stravinsky

Original narration & dramatization provided by featured guests, the Sankofa African American Theatre Company!  Adaptation of the African tale "The People Could Fly" merged with Russian folk tale of enslavement, reawakening, and hope.

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