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February 19th

The Blue Hour

  • Admission: Standard (advance): $20 Standard (at the door): $30 Premium (advance only, not available at the door): $40 Student: $12
  • Location: Old Forester's Paristown Hall
  • 724 Brent St
  • Louisville, Kentucky 40204
  • Time:
    8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Contact: Michelle Winters
  • Email: info@louisvilleorchestra.org
  • Phone: (502) 584-7777

The Blue Hour

Based on the poetry of Caroline Forché, The Blue Hour is a collaborative composition among five women who explore the way humans try to control the uncontrollable. This is a musical effort to raise up the beautiful detail of human existence.

“a gorgeous and remarkably unified work” – Joan Reinthaler, on the musical premiere November 5, 2017, Washington Post

The Blue Hour is an evening-length song cycle commissioned by Boston-based string orchestra A Far Cry and born of a unique collaboration between five composers: Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw, and Sarah Kirkland Snider.

Set to excerpts from 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize winner Carolyn Forché’s epic abecedarian poem, “On Earth,” the music follows one woman’s journey through the liminal space between life and death via thousands of hallucinatory and non-linear images. Memories of childhood, of war, of love and loss, The Blue Hour amplifies the exquisite beauty, pain, and fragility of human life from a collective feminine perspective.

Rachel GRIMES
Angélica NEGRON
Shara NOVA
Caroline SHAW
Sarah Kirkland SNIDER:   The Blue Hour

TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor
SHARA NOVA, vocalist

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