WARMTH FROM OTHER SUNS

2020
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Small Ensemble

Details

Category

Small Ensemble

instrumentation

string quartet

duration

6 minutes

commissioned by

the Sphinx Organization

premiered by

Between 1916 and 1970, the mass exodus of African-Americans leaving the rural South, seeking homes in the urban West, Midwest, and Northeast became known as the Great Migration. Inspired by Isabel Wilkerson’s book  The Warmth of Other Suns , I chose to bring these stories to life through the voice of a string quartet.

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Between 1916 and 1970, the mass exodus of African-Americans leaving the rural South, seeking homes in the urban West, Midwest, and Northeast became known as the Great Migration. Inspired by Isabel Wilkerson’s book  The Warmth of Other Suns , I chose to bring these stories to life through the voice of a string quartet.

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Carlos Simon