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Soundings: New Music at the Nasher - Cuatro Corridos

When: October 4, 2013 7:30 PM
Price: Full season ticket packages are now on sale and guarantee seating to all four performances at a discounted rate of $65 for Members and $80 for non-Members.

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to welcome back for a fourth season, Soundings: New Music at the Nasher, the critically-acclaimed music series featuring groundbreaking performances created under the direction of Seth Knopp, a founding member of the Peabody Trio and artistic director of Yellow Barn Music School and Festival.

Cuatro Corridos is a chamber opera addressing one of the most critical human rights issues of our time: human trafficking. Based on true events, it tells the story of women trapped in a cycle of prostitution and slavery in and around the San Diego/Tijuana border region. Librettist Jorge Volpi explains the basis for the opera: "In 2001, the authorities dismantled the network of the Salazar Juárez brothers who for years kidnapped young Mexican women and sold them, forcing them to work as prostitutes in the "Fields of Love" near the strawberry farms around San Diego."

Led by soprano Susan Narucki and Mr. Volpi, this fully staged production features original music by composers Lei Liang, Hilda Paredes, Arlene Sierra, and Hebert Vázquez, composers. Each composer gives voice to one of the four female characters in the hour-long drama; an unprecedented collaboration between internationally acclaimed Mexican and US-based creative artists.


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