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Saturday, February 19, 2022 8:00pm

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Admission special!  Purchase a ticket in advance OR make a donation at the door instead of purchasing a ticket. Proceeds to benefit The Center for Women and Families.

SAT 19 FEB at 8PM • Old Forester’s Paristown Hall • Based on the poetry of Caroline Forché, The Blue Hour is a collaborative composition by five women who explore the way humans try to control the uncontrollable. It is a unique work created to raise up the beautiful detail of human existence.

“a gorgeous and remarkably unified work” – Joan Reinthaler, on the musical premiere November 5, 2017, Washington Post

The Blue Hour is an evening-length song cycle commissioned by Boston-based string orchestra A Far Cry and born of a unique collaboration between five composers: Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw, and Sarah Kirkland Snider.

Set to excerpts from 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize winner Carolyn Forché’s epic abecedarian poem, “On Earth,” the music follows one woman’s journey through the liminal space between life and death via thousands of fragmentary and non-linear images. Memories of childhood, of war, of love and loss, The Blue Hour amplifies the exquisite beauty, pain, and fragility of human life from a collective feminine perspective.

Angélica NEGRON
Shara NOVA
Caroline SHAW
Sarah Kirkland SNIDER:   The Blue Hour

TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor
SHARA NOVA, vocalist

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Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
724 Brent Street
Louisville, KY 40202 United States

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