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Premiere of Frank London's "1001 Voices" symphony, NYC, 29 Apr 2012

“1001 Voices: A Symphony for Queens” is a three-movement symphony that reflects the ideas of transformation, migration and finding home.

Music composed by Frank London. Libretto by Judith Sloan
Visuals by Warren Lehrer with Brandon Campbell

Conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos, Queens Symphony Orchestra music director
Performed by full orchestra and a 190-voice chorus comprised of the Queens College Choral Society and Queens College Choir, James John, Music Director

Featured Tabla Soloist Deep Singh
Spoken word performed by Judith Sloan in English with additional translations performed live in Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic by Dailyn Despradel, Krussia, Haojie Huang, and Catherine Hanna.

Sunday April 29, 2012
3 pm, FREE!
Colden Auditorium, Queens College, Kupferberg Center for the Arts Commissioned by the Queens Symphony Orchestra

This new work was supported in part by a grant from Meet the Composers.

Thanks to Daniel Vatsky, video projection consultant.

Thanks for help with multiple language translations to Olga Hiva, Linkai Jiang, Chuy Sanchez, Justin Hudson, Garima Thakur, Juan Carlos Veloza and Camilo Perdomo.

Additional support with sound engineering and consulting Touré Southpaw Harris and Red Ukachukwu. Thanks to Luke Santy, Garima Thakur, Jonathan Stuart, all the folks in partnership with EarSay's program at the International High School at LaGuardia Community College.

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