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Mabinte: A Look Back

Added on by Patrick Greene.

Now that it's been more than a year since the premiere of Mabinte—one of my all-time favorite musical experiences to date—I figured I'd finally get around to sharing some photographs from the premiere.

August 17 was a beautiful, warm night on the Charles River Esplanade, and it was a great chance to collaborate with some truly remarkable people. I co-composed the piece with Ryan Edwards, and our piece was choreographed by the inimitable Brian Mirage. Students from Camp Harbor View, Yawkey Club of Roxbury, and others joined in the show, and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra—under the effervescent baton of Christopher Wilkins—filled the air with sound. There were something like 4,000 people in attendance. It was just amazing.

All photos are by Michael Dwyer.

We've got a title!

Added on by Patrick Greene.

Mabinte, a collaborative composition I recently wrapped with Ryan Edwards, is receiving its premiere in front of thousands in the Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade at 7pm on August 17 (a Wednesday). 

Performers will include the commissioning organization - the ever-amazing Boston Landmarks Orchestra - along with young percussionists and dancers from Greater Boston Boys and Girls Clubs (not to mention Ryan on lead djembe and Brian Mirage as lead dancer and choreographer).

It's absolutely massive, and it should be a great time. Hope you can make it!