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Tyshawn Sorey: Rothko Chapel Commission

Saturday, February 19, 2022
7:00 PM

Tyshawn Sorey: Rothko Chapel 50th Anniversary Commission
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Tyshawn Sorey, composer, conductor
Houston Chamber Choir
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Steven Schick, percussion
Sarah Rothenberg, piano/celesta

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of Rothko Chapel, DACAMERA and Rothko Chapel have commissioned boundary-breaking composer Tyshawn Sorey to create a new work inspired by the Chapel and by Morton Feldman’s 20th-century masterpiece, Rothko Chapel, composed for the opening celebration. Tyshawn Sorey epitomizes DACAMERA’s commitment to work that explodes traditional distinctions between genres. Using the same instrumentation as Feldman, Tyshawn Sorey brings to this new work his impressive background in jazz and creative music. Sorey’s new work premieres during the 50th anniversary year of the first performance of the Feldman work at the dedication of the Chapel in 1972.

“He was the composer of the year…an artist at the nexus of the music industry’s artistic and social concerns.” – The New York Times

“among the most formidable denizens of the in-between zone…An extraordinary talent who can see across the entire musical landscape.” -- The New Yorker

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