Friday, 31 August 2012 00:00
The Elmont Memorial Library will present Echoing Voices: A Musical History of America featuring Sonic Escape on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Elmont Library Theatre. This performance is free and open to the public. Come watch as the story of American immigration unfolds on stage through the music of Sonic Escape, an ensemble of three young New York City-based classically trained musicians, who have created a vibrant program that reflects the nation’s cultural melting pot.
Echoing Voices presents music from the homelands of immigrants through their stories and history of coming to America. The experience and cultural impact come alive as interpreted by this innovative ensemble, composed of violinist Maria Millar, flute player Shawn Wyckoff, and cellist Michael Haas.
The trio originally created this program for Lincoln Center’s “Meet the Artist” series in 2009. The ensemble guides the audience through entertaining tales of the immigrant experience in America through a riveting soundtrack of improvised and traditional songs – ranging from European to Middle Eastern to Asian and Latin American compositions.
The three musicians fuse story, acting, and music together to create this unique look at the immigrant experience in American history, allowing all to hear those “Echoing Voices” of the nation’s heritage.