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Discover what Ezra Pound called “the spiritual food” in the musical ritual and lore of the minority tribes poetry of Yunnan China. This program celebrates through music, words and electronics the power and inspiration in the poetry of the dying aboriginal language in Australia, British poetry titan Ted Hughes and music alluding to the ascendant & transcendent energies of Pentecostal speaking in tongues.


  • Vivian FungYunnan Folk Songs (World Premiere; commissioned by MAP Fund*)
  • Geoffrey GordonTiger Psalms (World Premiere; commissioned by Fulcrum Point New Music Project)
  • Kevin JamesJawoyn Dreamscapes (World Premiere; commissioned by NEA)
  • Mischa Zupko, Composer-In-Residence – Rising


Featured artists: Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano; Katherine Calcamuggio, soprano; Brad Jungwirth, baritone; Matthias Tacke, violin and Alan Pang Hong-Tai, sheng, from Hong Kong.


*The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Location: Harris Theater for Music and Dance


Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 East Randolph Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601

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