Noon Hour Concert: Poland Parables

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)
Carol Ann Weaver, composer

Composer Carol Ann Weaver

Poland Parables

Poland Parables, music by Carol Ann Weaver, is a set of pieces based on text by Canadian Mennonite writer Connie Braun who recounted difficult, impossible, and heart-rending stories from her own family during WWII, Poland — stories of displacement, trauma, loss, and hardship.  Carried by rhythms of words, music, and silence, Poland Parables pays tribute to the lasting grief of the Holocaust, to unfathomable human displacements, and stories of migration which, in the present day, rival that time. Eloquent portrayals of hope are also voiced here.  Performers include Mary-Catherine Pazzano, soprano; CAWeaver, piano; Ben Bolt-Martin, cello.  The work has been produced and is available as a combined book/CD, which can be purchased at the concert.  Due to COVID, earlier performance plans had to be abandoned.  It was premiered in the USA, October 2022.  This Grebel performance marks its Canadian premiere.  

“The words and music together are evocative, sad, hopeful, and tragic. A really important work.” 
                                                                                                                                                 – Marlene Epp


Noon Hour Concerts are sponsored by

Staebler Insurance