to open myself, to scream

Artists
Kevork Mourad, visual projection; Laura DeLuca, clarinet; Alexander White, trumpet; Mikhail Shmidt, violin; Walter Gray, cello; Jonathan Green, double bass
Year of Premiere
Description

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. Watch an excerpt from the San Francisco world premiere on May 24, 2017:

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

 

Past Performances:

Seattle World Premiere:

Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle

Sunday, May 21, 2017  5:00 p.m.

 

San Francisco Premiere

San Francisco Conservatory of Music; 50 Oak Street, San Francisco

Wednesday, May 24, 2017  7:30 p.m.