Friday, March 15, 2019 & Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 8pm
@MATCH in Midtown (MB1)
“When someone mentions folk music, the genre of American 1960’s/70’s ‘folk-rock’ is always the first thing to pop into my mind.” --Pamela Z
Over the past decade, audiences members have shared with us their own interpretations of what constitutes folk music. Composer/performer Pamela Z crystallized this fascinating inquiry and offers her take on folk music, with a new work inspired by American 1960’s/70’s folk rock. Steven Snowden’s ‘Appalachian Polaroids’ offers a juxtaposed look at the DNA of American and Appalachian roots music, a work inspired by photographs of remote mountain communities in Appalachia.
In addition to two performances of this program, we offer a first ever ApolloLab - an informal, behind-the-scenes look at the composer and new commission.
Pamela Z: Commission for string quartet, voice and MacBook Pro on 1960's/70's folk rock
20x2020 NO. 16 | WORLD PREMIERE
Pamela Z: Solo Works TBA
Steven Snowden: Appalachian Polaroids
Arrangements of popular American folk and 1960’s/1970’s rock songs
“Wonderfully compelling performer...showcases what a human voice looks, sounds, feels, means.”
-- THE NEW YORK TIMES