Durham Symphony Premieres New Work by Josué Collado-Fregoso

Durham Symphony Orchestra: Resurgence. April 23 at Hayti Heritage Center

The Durham Symphony Orchestra's RESURGENCE concert on April 23 features Tears in Rain, a new work by Duke graduate composer Josué Collado-Fregoso. Tears in Rain is the winning work from the Durham Symphony's first Young Composers Competition—this year based on the theme of resurgence and drawn from a talented pool of Duke University students taught by Stephen Jaffe.  

Tears in Rain is a sonic reflection on the transitory nature of moments, sounds, relationships, and (mainly) human lives. The piece is about loss, mourning, and the transcendence of death--focusing on both the spiritual plane and the process leading to acceptance and to healing the emptiness of those left behind. 

Josué Collado Fregoso (b. 1986, México City) is a composer and performer exploring the ontological dimension of time and its relationship with music. His works take elements from Mexican folk music, classical-concert music, and popular music. His music has been performed by different ensembles and musicians as Bang on a Can All-stars, Alejandro Escuer, JACK quartet, Vicky Chow, Sattva quartet, Wilfrido Terrazas, Isabelle O’Connell, Iván Manzanilla among others. Collado received his Master of Music diploma by the New York University where he studied with Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Music Composition at Duke University.

Sunday, April 23 at 3 pm
Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC  27701
$30 general admission/$10 students with ID