The Daedalus Quartet explores migration through music, illustrating how centuries of cultural cross-pollination has enriched our artistic and spiritual life. Music truly has no borders, unifying through the universality of the human experience. In this performance, the quartet will perform works that exhibit the richness and complexity of this cultural convergence, including a world premiere of traditional African American spirituals by Nansi Carroll.
Sofia Gubaidulina - Reflections on the theme B-A-C-H
Osvaldo Golijov - Yiddishbbuk
Nansi Carroll - On My Journey Now: Five Spirituals (World premiere)
with Karen Slack, soprano
Tan Dun - Ghost Opera
with Min Xiao-Fen, pipa
Performance presented by Department of Music and Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Daedalus Quartet’s “Music and Migration" project at the University of Pennsylvania cosponsored by Departments of Music, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations; Center for Africana Studies; Center for East Asian Studies; Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies; Kelly Writers House; Middle East Center; South Asia Center; and Wolf Humanities Center.