Walking Together

Poet/Lyricist: 

Various

Walking Together weaves together words and music in a celebration of diversity as it explores the intertwined topics of migration, immigration, race, and ethnicity. This program is community centered and is structured to adapt with each new performance as a new group of readers, gathered from the community in which the performance takes place, speak the texts woven in and around the live music. Of course it would be lovely if brief community-building activities, followed by the sharing of ethnic food, is provided at the end of each performance.

* Works which can be performed as stand-alone pieces.

1. We Require Stories

2. No Irish Left Behind*

3. River Crossing*

4. The Old Man's Lazy*

5. Holding Brokenness*

6. Cincinnati*

7. Trapped

8. At Least No One Would Think*

9. Before Babies are Born*

10. A Reverence for Spiders*

11. Warring Memories*

12. Gate A-4*

Commissioned by: 

This activity was made possible, in part, by a Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) through a grant from the McKnight Foundation. Thank you also to our donors, Jesse Tomme Salon (Mahtomedi, MN), Orchard Dental Group (Mahtomedi, MN), and White Bear Animal Hospital (White Bear Lake, MN)

Premiere: 

Margaret Humphrey, violin; Kirsten Whitson, cello; Erik Barsness, percussion, Readers: Peter Atakpu, Sue Cordek, Gabriel Ikuomola, Allison Lehner, Chuck Martz, Sophia Rashid, Keana Vang, Naeem Williams); Wildwood Elementary School, Mahtomedi, MN; November

Level: 

Moderate to Advanced

Published by: 

Hickory Street Publishing: The Music of Catherine Dalton

Text:

The readings associated with each work can be found by clicking on the titles above.

Critical Acclaim: 

“What a great program. The music was amazing and the speakers were wonderful. I hope there are plans for more events like this." - audience member

"I am a junior at Mahtomedi High School and a co-founder of S.A.F.E(Students Advocating for Equity). I serve on the Walking Together Board and will be a reader the night of the event. I jumped at the chance to be a part of this project so that I could bring the community together with a common interest in music. I fell in love with the writings because they show how important it is to love and embrace the background of yourself." - Walking Together Advisory Board member and reader

“A phenomenal, memorable production!” - audience member

Performances
Walking Together Premiere, Produced by Catherine Dalton and the Walking Together Advisory Board - (Margaret Humphrey, violin; Kirsten Whitson, cello; Erik Barsness, percussion, Readers: Peter Atakpu, Sue Cordek, Gabriel Ikuomola, Allison Lehner, Chuck Martz, Sophia Rashid, Keana Vang, Naeem Williams); Wildwood Elementary School, Mahtomedi, MN; November 5, 2017

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