Echoes from Carolina
Echoes from Carolina is comprised of two, one act productions from two Carolina composers. The event will be live streamed on October 16 at 8:00 PM and October 18 at 2:00 PM.
Act I: Slow Dusk by South Carolina’s Carlisle Floyd (Susannah, Of Mice and Men)
Slow Dusk is a simple, powerful story set in the sand hills of the Carolinas amidst poverty and low-keyed religious fanaticism. The story unfolds around the tragedy of a May afternoon, which alters the course of a young girl’s life.
Act II: From Appalachia by Winston-Salem, North Carolina’s Ken Frazelle
While Ken is from North Carolina and makes Winston-Salem his home, his music is known internationally. Artists from Yo-Yo Ma to Bill T. Jones, Anthony Dean Griffey to Odetta have performed his music, and it has been heard from Carnegie Hall to the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In 2000, he began setting the folk songs he grew up hearing from his grandmother and uncle in Onslow County. With Ken’s permission and help, James Allbritten is putting some of these folk songs together to create a piece for singers and dancers called From Appalachia. Gary Taylor and his Festival Ballet of Winston-Salem will join us as we explore the moving narrative of these songs born from our native soil.