Connect & Celebrate: New Traditions diversity series


The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra hosts their April Connect & Celebrate: New Traditions diversity series at Tri State Hindu Temple & Cultural Center, located at 6044 S Vann Road, Newburgh, Indiana on Thursday, April 22, at 6:00 PM.

Members of the Eykamp String Quartet (Alan Snow, violin; Jia-Rong Gan, violin; Mark Hatlestad, viola; & Graham Cullen, cello) will play works by Reena Esmail and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson. The performance will begin with a duet by Leanne Hampton, flute and Mark Hatlestad, viola playing Esmail’s Nadiya. The quartet will perform String Quartet No. 1 “Calvary” by Perkinson and Zeher (“Poison”) by Esmail.

Indian American composer Reena Esmail (b. 1983) works between the worlds of Indian and Western classical music and brings communities together through the creation of equitable musical spaces. Esmail is the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s 2020-2023 Swan Family Artist in Residence, and Seattle Symphony’s 2020-21 Composer-in-Residence. Previously, she was named a 2019 United States