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event: ACDA Midwestern Regional Conference Performance

February 18, 2022

1:00 pm

Harris Theater - Chicago, Illinois

NOTUS, Dominick DiOrio


In July 2020, NOTUS was to have travelled to the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music in Auckland, New Zealand... but the universe had other plans. Here is a program planned for then but updated for now, as America wrestles with its own multifarious history and intersections of cultural voices of today. Featuring Carlos Cordero's Ayúdame, Andrea Ramsey's Stomp on the Fire, Reena Esmail's Tuttarana, Joel Thompson's America Will Be!, and the live world premieres of Moira Smiley's Wire You Here and Dominick DiOrio's A Chain is Broken (with a commissioned original poem by Iranian American poet Khashayar Tonekaboni). Also featuring the premiere performance of the Raymond Brock Commissioned Work: Eriks Esenvalds Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.

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