Twenty years have passed since the Tienanman Square Massacre. Portland-based composer Jack Gabel was living in Japan when that tragic event occurred and composed a piece entitled "In the Land of Wu" to an evocative poem of Li Po about his longing for home and family. Also on teh program is the world premiere of Gabel's "Farewell to Wang Wei," which he recently composed for the Portland Vocal Consort, especially to mark this 20th Anniversary of the Tienanmen Massacre.
Gabel's worksa plus the String Quartet No. 8 of Dimitri Shostakovich and Derek Healey's "The Silvered Lute: A Wang Wei Song Album" will be performed on June 3, 2009 at 8:00 pm at the First Congregational UCC (1126 SW Park Avenue) in downtown Portland.
- Portland Vocal Consort
- The Dickson String Quartet
- Nancy Wood, soprano and Jeff Winslow, piano
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