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So Percussion & Caroline Shaw

February 3, 2023
Zellerbach Theatre
PLA Presents
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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw combines forces with Sō Percussion, known for an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam.” (The New Yorker) Having recently made her debut as a solo vocal artist, Shaw’s faultless ear for melody and harmony pairs with Sō Percussion’s nearly endless menagerie of instruments and techniques, offering a powerful program of Philadelphia premieres, including Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part, composed together, as well as Shaw’s Taxidermy and the Grammy® Award-winning Narrow Sea. Making their Penn Live Arts debuts, these brilliant artists unveil a soulful world of sonic richness, explored through the medium of distinctly contemporary songs.

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7 PM:
Come early for a pre-show talk with Caroline Shaw and Anna Weesner, Professor of Music and Undergraduate Chair in Music at Penn.



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This performance is part of the ListenHear Series, with support provided by The Presser Foundation.

Photo credits:
1, 4: Shervin Lainez
2, 5: Kait Moreno
3: Stefan Cohen