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The F Word: A Memorial to Mulugeta Seraw
November 11 at 7:30 pm
$10 – $25
Fear No Music reflects on the first thirty years since the brutal murder of Ethiopian student Mulugeta Seraw on the streets of Southest Portland with a multimedia performance curated by composer (and Portland native) Ryan Francis. A World Premiere by Francis titled Night Walk (for flute, clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, piano and percussion) makes up one half of the program. The complement is David Bruce’s modern epic Gumboots for clarinet and string quartet. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall and performed and recorded to general acclaim many times during its 15 year history, this evocative and instantly appealing piece is “a moving work of great beauty and vitality that conveys a sense of journey.” (The International Clarinet Association) This concert is in conjunction with a display of The F Word exhibit, a touring exhibit from The Forgiveness Project, a UK-based organization that uses
storytelling to promote personal and community healing and restorative justice.
This concert is generously funded by The Oregon Cultural Trust, Regional Arts & Culture Council, and Ronni LaCroute.