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UNREMEMBERED Featured in European Festivals Spring/Summer 2018

A new production of Unremembered will be featured at two adventurous European new music festivals this Spring and Summer 2018: the Podium Festival in Esslingen, Germany in May, and the Oranjewoud Festival in Oranjewoud, Holland, in June.

In the Podium Festival (5/5), this German premiere of Unremembered will kick off the final evening of the festival, when, according to the program, “it is not clear where the concert ends and the closing party begins. After the German premiere of the magical “Unremembered” by Sarah Kirkland Snider and a furious orchestral performance on the KOMMA stage, it’s all about flowing into danceable instruments.”

At the Oranjewoud Festival (6/10), Unremembered will enjoy a special midnight-in-the-park (!) outdoor performance, in what will be the Dutch premiere of the chamber octet arrangement of the piece. We’re really looking forward to this! Hard to imagine a more fitting setting for Unremembered than midnight in a park in the summertime. From the program:

ORANJEWOUD FESTIVAL Night of the Park

During the Night of the Park, you’ll enter an enchanting world where light is supplanted by darkness, dreams merge with reality, and silence makes way for amazing sounds.

Part 1: Sheherazade’s Dream (22.15 to 23.30)

As you walk through the Overtuin at night, brief musical performances appear as suddenly as they disappear. You hear tender night songs by Schubert, then lonely songs calling you like a siren from the foliage.

Songs, edited for baritone and guitar.

Part 2: Midnight concert (0.00 to 1.00)
As midnight approaches, everyone will gather for the Midnight Concert with a performance of Unremembered composed by Sarah Kirkland Snider. A meditation on memory, innocence, and the haunted grandeur of the natural world, listening to this piece is like looking at the world through the eyes of a child, in preparation for the sometimes terrifying events to be faced as an adult.

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