• TRANSIT in Alaska!

    Posted on March 2, 2012 by TRANSIT in Uncategorized.

    This week, TRANSIT heads North–really North!–for an exciting performance at the Multicultural Drumming and Dance Celebration at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage.

    This unique program pairs TRANSIT-commissioned pieces by emerging composers from around the world with native tribal dance. We are thrilled to be collaborating with Alaskan Native Dancers, who will perform along with us. We’ll be posting updates about this partnership, along with pictures of beautiful Anchorage.

    If you happen to be in the Anchorage area–maybe before you strike out on the Iditarod–please come join us for what promises to be a thought-provoking amalgamation of the ancient and the cutting-edge.

    CONCERT DETAILS:

    Saturday, March 3

    Alaskan Native Heritage Center
    8800 Heritage Center Drive
    Anchorage, Alaska 99504
    ph. (907) 330-8000

    11 AM – 7:00 PM (TRANSIT performs at 2:45PM)

    Admission FREE presented by Target

    TRANSIT will perform previously commissioned works by:

    Jason Cady (Three Quintets)
    Fung Lam (Remembering Dowland)
    Angélica Negrón (What I’m Trying to Say is…)
    Daniel Wohl (Insext)
    Matthew Welch (Ulrikke)*

     
    *Considering this festival is focused on “drumming and dancing and the drum and its central role in indigenous cultures,” it is going to be awesome to see how Ulrikke, a gamelan piece for percussion and cello (with Scottish undertones) fits with Alaskan Native Dance! We can’t wait!!

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