Community Concert Premieres on March 8 at Benaroya Hall
Seattle, WA –The Seattle Symphony and Path with Art will present the culminating concert of Path with Art’s community-based art project, We Are All Here. On March 8 at 7 p.m., a chamber ensemble of Seattle Symphony musicians and Path with Art students will premiere the community composition created by Path with Art students at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall.
The piece draws inspiration from poetry and visual art created throughout the course of We Are All Here, which began in March 2016. Path with Art participants of the We Are All Here project worked with award-winning mural artist Kristen Ramirez and internationally acclaimed public artist Martha Rosler, in partnership with The New Foundation at the Seattle Art Museum, to write poems inspired by the students’ reactions to Seattle’s ever-changing social climate. The students then transformed the poems into visual art, creating banners that were displayed in Occidental Square. The project challenged the broader Seattle community to submit poems to address “what it means to be community” through public poetry drop boxes. All of these poems were published on Path with Art’s website. From these, a jury of poets made a selection to inspire additional banners for the project. The banners will be presented alongside the music at the March 8 concert.