Photo Credit: Rob Long/Clear Story. Mural imagery courtesy of The Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka (vankamurals.org)
Peace: March 24 & 25 at Union Project
Mirroring the opening concerts of the season, the music presented in this performance seeks the peace so desired around the world. Over centuries musicians have written works that reflect this emotion and our concert will feature settings of the simple but powerful text, Dona Nobis Pacem, by several well-known—and some not as well-known—composers. Expressing the sentiment in the text of “Grant us Peace” encourages us all to seek this state of being.
The Bach Choir is joined for this performance by Syrian poet Osama Alomar, reading selections from his works. Born in Damascus, Syria in 1968 and now living Pittsburgh via Chicago, Osama Alomar is one of the most well-respected Arabic poets writing today, and a prominent practitioner of the Arabic al-qisa al-qasira jiddan the “very short story.” He is the author of Fullblood Arabian in English, and three collections of short stories and a volume of poetry in Arabic. Alomar’s first full-length collection of stories, The Teeth of the Comb, was published by New Directions in April 2017. His short stories have been published by Newyorker.com, Noon, Conjunctions.com, The Coffin Factory, Electric Literature, and The Literary Review. Osama Alomar travels with his translator, Christian Collins. He is currently a Writer-in-Residence at City of Asylum.
Conflict seems to be all around us. Perhaps filling the world with beautiful sounds will promote harmony beyond the concert hall.
PEACE is presented in partnership with Union Project.
Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, March 25, 2018 @ 4:00pm
Location & Parking
Union Project is located at 801 N. Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 – right on the corner of Stanton Avenue and Negley Avenue.
There is plenty of on street parking and a public access parking lot which holds up to 40 cars. The venue is also conveniently located on two major bus routes (71A and 87.)
801 N. Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Union Project is committed to being accessible to all. The building is wheelchair accessible via the side door on Stanton Avenue, and an accessible parking spot is located just outside that door. Service animals are always welcome, and ASL interpretation can be provided on request. If you have additional questions about accessibility, or need an accommodation, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-241-4044.