Great Performances at Vanderbilt presents Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) in His Seminal Multi-Media Orchestral Event Darwin’s Meditation for the People of Lincoln
Nashville, TN—Saturday, October 17 at 8pm, Ingram Hall—Great Performances at Vanderbilt brings the virtuosic violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) to Vanderbilt University’s Ingram Hall with his seminal multi-media orchestral event, Darwin’s Meditation for the People of Lincoln featuring Blair School of Music faculty and students. In an exciting culmination of Vanderbilt Homecoming Weekend, Vanderbilt alumni DBR brings his art back to its beginnings.
Known for fusing his classical music roots with a myriad of soundscapes, Haitian-American composer DBR constantly redefines the meaning of a classical violinist and composer. In Darwin’s Meditation for the People of Lincoln, DBR explores the links between Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln—two extraordinary men born within hours of each other on February 12, 1809. If one traced the origin of the human species, and the other set its destination into motion, DBR brings them face to face. In a contemporary extravaganza; the performance features Blair faculty and students, Darwin’s Meditation for the People of Lincoln promises a memorable evening. The multi-media event originally commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music in a world premiere fall 2007 brings to Nashville Haitian world renowned vocalist Emeline Michel, local guest actor Mark Cabus joined with the backdrop of video designer Yuki Nakajima. The work is a quartet concerto conceived and composed by DBR.Robin Fountain of Blair School of Music is guest conductor. DJ Mendel Co-Director.
Tickets for the performance on Saturday, October 17 at 8 pm are on sale at the Sarratt Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster telecharge at 1-800-745-3000, or online atwww.ticketmaster.com. Single ticket prices are $37,$33, and $29 for individuals, $17 for VU Faculty/Staff, $10 for all area students/children with a valid ID, and $5 for VU students.
If available, tickets will be sold the night of the performance at the box office. For more information, please visit http://www.vanderbilt.edu/greatperformances andwww.vanderbilt.edu/blair or call 615.322.2471.