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Video streamed event and on demand: Un/Sung Heroines

Watch online on www.takt1.comO/ModerntRecorded at Ulriksdals Slottsteater, Stockholm, Sweden
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Sunday 13 June 202119:00
On demand until Tuesday 13 July 2021 23:59Festival: O/Modernt

A concert devoted to the musical identities of women from many times and places is sparked by the paradox that the first named composer in the history of western music was Hildegard von Bingen, whose Vos flores rosarum is transformed into a wordless piece for strings. Woven into a tapestry made from the often neglected voices of women from South America is Gaia Tango by Marcelo Nisinman: a new work commissioned by O/Modernt that goes in search of maternal roots. It is preceded by another O/Modernt commission: Summer Dreams by Arturs Maskats, which sets two verses by Emily Dickinson. Buenos Aires is a recurring leitmotif in this concert, notably in some ingenious arrangements of Astor Piazzolla’s ‘Four Seasons’, and a performance of the vocal centrepiece of his tango opera, María de Buenos Aires. Punctuating the emotional fireworks are the Judeo-Spanish tones of a Sephardic lullaby and the contemplative sinuosity of Dobrinka Tabakova’s Frozen River Flows.

*Commissioned by O/Modernt & Kremerata Baltica

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