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Music and Instruments of Victor Gama

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Music & Instruments of Victor Gama

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:00 PM

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox Mashups Special Concerts

The renowned composer and instrument builder brings his unique vision to KC Jukebox for an exciting performance including a piece informed by his upbringing in Angola, performed on an array of beautifully constructed instruments.

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Patron Note: This event has been moved to the Family Theater. The date and time are unchanged. Patrons who purchased prior to this change of venue will receive new tickets. Please contact the Advance Sales Box Office at (202) 416-8540, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with any questions or concerns.

Renowned composer and instrument builder Victor Gama brings his unique vision to KC Jukebox with a piece informed by his upbringing in Angola, performed on an array of beautifully constructed instruments. The program also includes Mason's Difficult Bamboo, a work inspired by Gama's music that adds kalimba and other exotic percussion to a traditional chamber ensemble; Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Caroline Shaw's Valencia, a fruity celebration of the natural world; and a solo set by indie player Mike Savino of Tall Tall Trees. Following the concert, stay for the free after-party!

Performance Timing: Approximately 1 hour, with no intermission.

Watch and Listen

INSTRUMENTOS exhibition at the Royal Opera House:

VELA 6911 at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Rio Cubango