TOWARDS A MORE PERFECT UNION
Conceived by Daniel Bernard Roumain
A Loving Aspiration. A Shared Protest.
ASU Gammage in collaboration with the ASU Symphony Orchestra welcomes you to a theatrical, symphonic concert—with film, song, and spoken word—highlighting new works and powerful compositions that speak to the challenges of our time. Works by Tamar-kali (Mudbound — Academy Award Nominated Film), Daniel Bernard Roumain (We Shall Not Be Moved — New York Times top 10 classical new works), Joel Thompson (ASU Projecting All Voices Fellow), Carlos Simon (Sundance/Time Warner Composer Fellow), Grammy®-winners Joan Tower and Martha Gonzalez, and renowned spoken word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Co-directed by Jeffery Meyer and Daniel Bernard Roumain.
Joan Tower: Made in America
Carlos Simon: This Land (World Premiere) (ASU Symphony & ASU Beyond Competition Winner)
Martha Gonzalez: Vendedores en Accion & Fandango Fronterizo (arr. Noah Luna) (World Premiere)
Tamar-Kali Brown: New Work (World Premiere)
Daniel Bernard Roumain: We Shall Not Be Moved (Excerpt, World Premiere)
Joel Thompson: La Lluvia (World Premiere)
Sponsored by Jenny Norton and Bob Ramsey