Over the past decade, audiences have shared with us their ideas of what constitutes folk music. Composer-performer Pamela Z offers her take on folk music, with a new commission inspired by American 1960’s/70’s folk rock. Steven Snowden’s ‘Appalachian Polaroids’ provides a juxtaposed look at the DNA of American and Appalachian roots music, a work inspired by photographs of remote Appalachian mountain communities. And Snowden's 'Take This Hammer' finds its origins on a bluesy prison work song that later inspired the music of British folk-rocker Sandy Denny.
In addition to two performances of this program, we offer a first-ever ApolloLab - an informal, behind-the-scenes look at the composer and new commission. Apollo presents this unique experience to you FREE of charge on Saturday, March 16th, at 2:00 PM in Matchbox 1.
- Pamela Z: The Unraveling for string quartet, voice and MacBook Pro
20x2020 NO. 16 | WORLD PREMIERE
- Pamela Z: Solo Works TBA
- Steven Snowden: Appalachian Polaroids & Take This Hammer