Sarah Kirkland Snider: Unremembered
Featuring vocalists Shara Nova (My Brightest Diamond), Padma Newsome (Clogs), DM Stith (Sufjan Stevens) and conductor Mischa Santora
Poetry and visual art by Nathaniel Bellows
In partnership with the University of Minnesota School of Music
“The work attest[s] to Ms. Snider’s thorough command of musical mood setting, organically integrating the structural economy and direct impact of pop songs with deft, subtle orchestrations that [lend] emotional gravity and nuance.” – The New York Times
Sarah Kirkland Snider's Unremembered, “one of the most significant and harrowing releases of ” (Thought Catalog), named to dozens of best-of lists including The Washington Post, The Nation, The Boston Globe’s Steve Smith, and The Guardian’s Seth Colter Walls, explores the fragility and nuance of memories and emotions in an hour-long, 13-part song cycle inspired by poems and illustrations by Nathaniel Bellows. Musicians of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra join Snider’s all-star ensemble including vocalists Padma Newsome (Clogs), DM Stith (Sufjan Stevens) and Shara Nova (My Brightest Diamond) to perform the U.S. premiere of Unremembered. Each movement is accompanied by video projections featuring Bellows's hand-drawn illustrations interleaved with photography and videography of his poetry’s rural New England setting, augmenting the “intricately magical landscape” (New York Magazine) that Snider crafts with her “genre erasing” (The New Yorker) compositional skill.
Arrive early and grab a drink! Drinks and snacks from D'Amico & Sons and Whole Foods will be available prior to the performance.
Tickets: $20 ($15 for Liquid Music subscribers)
Kids and students attend free! Reservations are required. Students must present a valid student ID to pick up their tickets.
Kayla Moffett* (violin), Joshua Koestenbaum* (cello), Kathy Greenbank* (oboe), Barbara Bishop* (english horn), Min Kim (harp), Mary Jo Gothmann (piano), Eva Beneke (guitar), Adam Rappel (percussion)
*indicates SPCO musicians