Darwin's Meditation for The People Of Lincoln

dj mendel, d.j. mendel director, dbr, daniel bernard roumain, BAM, next wave festival

Darwin's Meditation for the People of Lincoln

 

BAM Next Wave/ US Tour

 

Composed  by

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN

 

Conducted by

PAUL HAAS

 

Text by

DANIEL BEATY

 

Directed by

D.J. Mendel

 

PERFORMED BY

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN

WYNNE BENNETT

DANIEL BEATY

EMELINE MICHEL

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

 

 

 

 

In Darwin’s Meditation for The People of Lincoln, Haitian-American composer/musician Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) brings Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln face-to face for a lush, orchestral event of historic proportions.

 

A grandly conceived work that employs the expansiveness of a chamber orchestra conducted by Paul Haas, together with four arresting soloists— DBR (violin), Wynne Bennett (piano), Daniel Beaty (actor/playwright), and Emeline Michel (singer) — Darwin’s Meditation for The People of Lincoln sculpts the sound of liberation, survival, and legacy in the image of two of its most tireless proponents.

 

The composition of the work is inspired and guided by a musical and historical exploration of the island nation of Haiti. This unusual perspective illuminates new relationships between Darwin, Lincoln and Haiti and is thoughtfully and provocatively infused into all aspects seen and heard in this work.

 

Directed by D.J. Mendel Running time: 90min, no intermission

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