“Adoration & Remembrance” is a musical event presented by KMFA featuring the ensemble American Dreamer that explores loss and the many ways that we honor those who have passed on before us. The program’s center revolves around two works. The first of these is Florence Price’s Adoration, one of several semi-secular works in the composer’s output. Originally composed for solo organ, this arrangement by American Dreamer beautifully captures their skill for adaptation, drawing on their background as classically trained musicians. Paired with Price’s work is a composition by Giovanni Bottesini called Concerto for Double Bass No. 2 in B Minor, performed by American Dreamer founding member, Dana Marie Wygmans. This performance is dedicated to the memory of Draylen Mason, who is not only the namesake of KMFA’s primary concert venue, but also, the former student of Wygmans. Combining classical and folk idioms, as well as American Dreamer’s unmatched skill for musical storytelling, “Adoration and Remembrance” speaks to the human experience of grief and the power of art to heal.
Tickets include a pre-concert chat beginning at 6:00 p.m. as well as complimentary sips from Tito's Handmade Vodka, STILL Austin, and Georgetown Winery & Vineyard. Additional support is provided by Texas Commission on the Arts.View Map