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A Richer Dust featuring Suzanne Nance with Salem Symphonic Winds
November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$10 – $30
Salem Symphonic Winds will present A Richer Dust, featuring vocalist and narrator Suzanne Nance on Sunday, November 4 at 3 p.m. at the Elsinore Theatre.
Suzanne Nance will sing Five Folksongs for Soprano and Bandby Bernard Gilmore. The folk songs include an Irish song, Mrs. McGrath; an American lullaby, All the Pretty Little Horses; a Greek song, Yerakina; a Spanish song, El Burro; and a Yiddish song, A Fiddler.
Using music and words, A Richer Dust explores what it means to live with violence and extremism, the constant companions of human history. The intertwined text, music, and ideas weave together voices ranging from those of historically significant figures through to the voiceless, ordinary people living in extraordinary times. The work is scored for an expanded wind ensemble, strings, and percussion, including some unique instruments including a World War I trench whistle and a “Mahler Box and hammer.” The band will also perform Hymn for the Innocent by Julie Giroux.
Suzanne Nance is the president and CEO of the nation’s premier classical music station, All Classical Portland, which also broadcasts to most of Northern Oregon via translators, and streams worldwide through the internet at https://player.allclassical.org/.
Proclaimed the “Queen of Classical” by Maine’s Portland Press Herald, and a “favorite artist” by Portland’s Artslandia Magazine, Suzanne Nance is an award-winning broadcaster, soprano, actor and arts ambassador who has produced and hosted dozens of radio and TV programs and documentaries. An active and sought-after soprano, Nance brings her artistry and musical excellence to the operatic, concert, and recital stages around the world. Hailed for her “crystalline voice” (Bangor Daily News) with “volcanic power” (Downeast Magazine) and exceptional dramatic abilities and comedic timing, Nance has performed a diverse range of music to sold-out audiences across the United States and abroad.
John Skelton will conduct the concert and offer a pre-concert talk about the concert music at 2 pm on the Elsinore Theatre main floor. The Salem Clarinet Ensemble will perform a few selections following the talk.
Ticket prices are $30 for reserved premium seating, $20 for general admission and $10 for students’ general admission (K – 12). Ticket prices for the Queen Symphony are an additional $5. A 10% discount is available when tickets are purchased for all four concerts of the season. Tickets are available at the Elsinore Theatre at 150 High Street SE in Salem, or online at http://elsinoretheatre.com/.