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Join us to pay tribute to composers whose lives and music were profoundly impacted by the war. This is music of remembrance. We remember composers like Paul Hindemith and Bernhard Heiden, who immigrated to America to flee Nazi Germany. We remember Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz, who spent the war years displaced from her home, performing clandestine concerts. And through the music of Paul Chihara, we remember the incarceration of thousands of Japanese Americans in Minidoka, Idaho.

Paul HINDEMITH Kleine Kammermusik No. 2
Allison Emerick, flute
Taylor Vulgamore, oboe
Carmen Izzo, clarinet
Patty Katucki, bassoon
Brian Vance, horn

Bernhard HEIDEN Sinfonia for woodwind quintet
Allison Emerick, flute
Taylor Vulgamore, oboe
Carmen Izzo, clarinet
Patty Katucki, bassoon
Brian Vance, horn

Grażyna BACEWICZ String Quartet No. 4
Kate Jarvis, violin
Geoffrey Hill, violin
Lindsay Bohl, viola
Jake Saunders, cello

Paul CHIHARA Minidoka (Reveries of…)
Carmen Izzo, clarinet
Lindsay Bohl, viola
Matthew Grady, percussion
Mitchell Beck, percussion
Matthew Tutsky, harp

Boise Phil is pleased to partner with the Boise Art Museum for this free, community concert with music performed by the Boise Phil that directly relates to the artwork on display in BAM’s Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea.

Roger Shimomura and Wendy Maruyama’s large-scale works of art tell the relatively unknown story of the perspectives of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated at Camp Minidoka in Idaho, as a result of Executive Order 9066. Roger Shimomura lived in Camp Minidoka as a toddler and his painting lays bare the realities of this time. Wendy Maruyama’s sculpture visually represents the 11,000 people who were imprisoned at Camp Minidoka, offering a poignant reminder for all of us of the people whose lives were forever changed by this world event. 

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Composer Paul Chihara was one of 120,000 Japanese Americans who were forcibly relocated into internment camps during World War II. His work Minidoka (Reveries of…) is in remembrance of his years in the Minidoka camp. He will be in attendance at the concert and will share a few words before the piece is performed.

Concert Description

Doors open at 7:00 pm

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Paul Chihara
Mr. Chihara’s prize-winning concert works have been performed in most major cities and arts centers in the U.S. and Europe. His numerous commissions and awards include those from The Lili Boulanger Memorial Award, the Naumberg Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright Fellowship, the Aaron Copland Fund, and National Endowment for the Arts, as well as from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the New Juilliard Ensemble, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. His commissioned orchestral tone poem CLOUDS was premiered by the American Composers Orchestra in their Millennium Concert at Carnegie Hall in 2001. His AMATSU KAZE (for soprano and five instruments) was premiered by the New Juilliard Ensemble at the Why Note Festival in Dijon, France. In February 2002, a concert of his choral music was presented by the Westminster Choir College at Princeton, New Jersey. His “An Afternoon on the Perfume River” received its world premiere by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in February of 2004. Sir Neville Marriner and the world-renowned guitar virtuoso Pepe Romero recently recorded his Guitar Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra. Active in the ballet world, Mr. Chihara was composer-in-residence at the San Francisco Ballet from 1973-1986. While there, he wrote many trailblazing works, including Shin-ju (based on the "lovers' suicide" plays by the great Japanese dramatist Chikamatsu), as well as the first full-length American ballet, The Tempest.

In addition to his many concert works, Mr. Chihara has composed scores for over 90 motion pictures and television series. He has worked with such luminaries as directors Sidney Lumet, Louis Malle, Michael Ritchie, and Arthur Penn. His movie credits include Prince of the City, The Morning After, Crossing Delancey, and John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes. His works for television include China Beach, Noble House, Brave New World, and 100 Centre Street. Mr. Chihara also served as music supervisor at Buena Vista Pictures (Walt Disney Co.). Also active in the New York musical theatre world, Mr. Chihara served as musical consultant and arranger for Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies, and was the composer for James Clavell’s Shogun, the Musical.

Mr. Chihara’s works have been widely recorded. His compositions appear on many labels including BMG Records, Reference Recordings, CRI, Music and Art, Vox Candide, New World Records, The Louisville Orchestra First Editions Records, and Albany Records.

Mr. Chihara is a Professor of Music at New York University.