*Premiere of the wind symphony version of Hinck's Fanfare for Rosa: A New Citizen commissioned by Southern Adventist University's Wind Symphony under the baton of director Ken Parsons.
Watch the concert live on October 11th, here: Watch Live!
This short, emotionally-charged, fanfare was written based on interviews I conducted with migrant children. These children recalled their experiences often tinged with terror and trauma upon entering the United States from South and Central America for the first time. However, this fanfare develops in strength and optimism over the course of its six minutes to a hope-filled response to the immigrant crisis.
Composer, Tim Hinck joins clarinetist Dr. Nikolasa Tejero for the world premiere of HINCK’S Moonsign: Variations on the Zodiac for clarinet and piano; a set of variations based on the 12 signs of the Zodiac, and reflecting the emotional states of each.
With music by Tim Hinck and libretto by Gaye Jeffers, GIVE ME ROOM! is a unique look at the journey of suffrage through personal moments that explore the lives of women in Chattanooga and Tennessee who supported ratification of the 19th Amendment and others who were against a woman’s right to vote.
GIVE ME ROOM! is inspired by telegrams, letters, historical records and newspaper articles. A variety of musical styles blend current themes with those of one hundred years ago. The process of creating an original musical allows new reflections on a well-documented event. Exploring the rights of women to have a voice in the political system shines light on current struggles that continue to come into question. The desire to be mindful of our past in the midst of questions of equality and acknowledgement in the 21st century lends GIVE ME ROOM! a timeless resonance.
GIVE ME ROOM! was created with the support of Opera Tennessee, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, and many Chattanooga singers and actors.