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Daedalus Quartet: Migration through Music featuring Tan Dun's Ghost Opera

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 7:30pm

Harold Prince Theatre (3680 Walnut St, Philadelphia)


World Premiere

The Daedalus Quartet, Penn’s quartet-in-residence, explores migration through music, illustrating how centuries of cultural cross-pollination has enriched our artistic and spiritual life. Music truly has no borders, unifying through the universality of the human experience. In this performance, the quartet will perform works that exhibit the richness and complexity of this cultural convergence, including a world premiere of traditional African American spirituals by Nansi Carroll.


  • Sofia Gubaidulina - Reflections on the theme B-A-C-H
  • Osvaldo Golijov - Yiddishbbuk
  • Nansi Carroll - On My Journey Now: Five Spirituals (World premiere)
    with Karen Slack, soprano
  • Tan Dun - Ghost Opera
    with Min Xiao-Fen, pipa

For more information, visit the Daedalus Quartet website.

This performance is co-presented with the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Music.

The Daedalus Quartet’s “Music and Migration" project at the University of Pennsylvania has been co-sponsored by the Music Department, Center for Africana Studies, Center for East Asian Studies, Kelly Writers House, Middle East Center, South Asia Center, Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department, the East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department, and Humanities at Large at the Wolf Humanities Center.