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So Percussion presented by Newport Classical
July 12, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$50
Rooted in the belief that music is an essential facet of human life, a social bond, and an effective tool in creating agency and citizenship, So Percussion creates and presents new collaborative works to adventurous and curious audiences. In addition to works by Pulitzer-prize winner Julia Wolfe and rising star composers Viet Cuong and Shodekeh Talifero, the program features the ambitious and meditative sophomore work by Bryce Dessner, best known as a guitarist and songwriter in The National. This innovative ensemble will create an immersive experience in the oldest surviving house of worship in Rhode Island, and a rare surviving example of the late medieval form, for what promises to be an invigorating and transformative concert-experience.
JULIA WOLFE Dark Full Ride, Part 1
VIET CUONG Water, Wine, Brandy, Brine
NATHALIE JOACHIM Note to Self
BRYCE DESSNER Music for Wood and Strings
*Program subject to change
With special thanks to the Newport Historical Society.
Newport Classical (formerly Newport Music Festival) announces its 2022 Newport Classical Music Festival, running from July 1-17, 2022. For its 54th season, Newport Classical Music Festival presents 24 concerts over 18 days, and will return for the first time since 2019 to the stunning interiors of Newport’s historic mansions and venues including The Breakers, Blithewold Mansion, The Elms, Castle Hill Inn, Chinese Tea House, Great Friends Meeting House, King Park, Newport Art Museum, Norman Bird Sanctuary, Redwood Library & Athenaeum, and Emmanuel Church. The full schedule is available at www.newportclassical.org.