Where We Find Ourselves

PHOTO: HUGH MANGUM PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF MARGARET SARTOR AND ALEX HARRIS AND THE DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN RARE BOOK & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY AT DUKE UNIVERSITY, DURHAM, N.C..

About This Program

CSC will perform this new work by Michael Bussewitz-Quarm, one of the nation’s emerging composers, who specializes in choral works on social and environmental issues. Along with collaborators Chantal Sellers (lyricist), and photographer/authors Margaret Sartor and Alex Harris of the School of Documentary Studies at Duke University, Bussewitz-Quarm produced a piece inspired by the photographs of Hugh Mangum.

Self-taught photographer Hugh Mangum was born in 1877 in North Carolina, and worked as an itinerant portraitist in NC and VA during the rise of the Jim Crow era. His works capture the lives of people — Black and white, rich and poor — during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Where

TBD

When

March 2021

Who

Concert Singers of Cary

Meet the Composer

Passionate about advocacy through choral music, Michael Bussewitz-Quarm is an award-winning New York-based composer, conductor and speaker. His published music catalog spans more than 20 years of composing activity and more than 30 vocal and choral works that have been premiered by youth voices, church choirs, professional singers and community choruses throughout the United States and Canada.

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