John F. Kennedy, Ted Spiegel / Courtesy John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library, Boston

Soundings: New Music at the Nasher

In Memoriam J.F.K.

7:30PM Saturday, November 23, 2013


Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s Death

Brentano String Quartet
Charles Neidich, clarinet
Seth Knopp, piano

In the history of a people there are moments and lives too important to be left untouched by artistic illumination. John F. Kennedy once said, “A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.”

Honoring President Kennedy, Yellow Barn presents a program in which words, seeking to comprehend the complexities of that time, find illumination in the music of Olivier Messiaen and John Cage, and One Red Rose, a new work by Steven Mackey co-commissioned by the Nasher Sculpture Center with Yellow Barn and Carnegie Hall.

In remembrance of a day one half-century ago, this program is being developed in residence at Yellow Barn by the Brentano String Quartet, clarinetist Charles Neidich, and pianist Seth Knopp, and then comes to Soundings: New Music at the Nasher in Dallas on November 23rd, with a special encore performance of One Red Rose at the Sixth Floor Museum on Sunday, November 24th.

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