to open myself, to scream

Year of Premiere: 
2017
Composer: 
Mary Kouyoumdjian
Artists: 
Kevork Mourad, visual projection; Laura DeLuca, clarinet; Alexander White, trumpet; Mikhail Shmidt, violin; Walter Gray, cello; Jonathan Green, double bass
The Holocaust touched people of countless faces, places and identities. Music of Remembrance's May 2017 concerts feature the world premiere of a bold new work about the experience of Europe's Roma under Nazi rule. Composer Mary Kouyoumdjian’s multi-media work to open myself, to scream is inspired by the life of Roma artist Ceija Stojka, who survived three concentration camps to become a noted painter and writer. The performance combines visual projection by Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad with live chamber orchestra and electronic recording.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Performances:

Seattle World Premiere

Tickets: $30 - $45
Phone Orders: 1-206 365-7770
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Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle
Sunday, May 21, 2017  5:00 p.m.

 

San Francisco Premiere
Tickets: $45 - $60
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San Francisco Conservatory of Music; 50 Oak Street, San Francisco
Wednesday, May 24, 2017  7:30 p.m.
 
Mary Kouyoumdjian: to open myself, to scream (2017)
Media Design by: Kevork Mourad
Commissioned by Music of Remembrance
Laura DeLuca, clarinet; Alexander White, trumpet; Mikhail Shmidt, violin; Walter Gray, cello; Jonathan Green, double bass
Approximate length: 25 minutes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kevork Mourad, visual artist
 
Watch a preview clip of Kevork Mourad's visual projection for to open myself, to scream, based on paintings by Ceija Stojka: