|Dr. Lori Brown Mirabal|
This new piece follows the success of Funk's piece for Mezzo-soprano and wind ensemble titled "Harriet Jacobs- A Tribute." The piece drew inspiration from the novel "Incidents In the Life of a Slave Girl" written in 1858 by Harriet Jacobs. It tells how she escaped slavery and hid in an attic space for seven years watching her children grow up in secret. Funk brought Mirabal to Bozeman to perform the piece to much success.
Funk and Mirabal have reconnected to create the second part of their artistic message, integrating new text from contemporary viewpoints on race in the US, and culminating in a new version of the piece for multiple voices and symphony orchestra
Keep an eye on the PARMA blog and Twitter for more updates about this exciting new work.
Welcome, Eric and Lori!