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Pilgrims, a Musical Journey
Originally broadcast July 27, 2009
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On February 27, 2009, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra premiered Peregrinos, an original commissioned work by world-renowned composer Gabriela Lena Frank. For over two years, Gabriela gathered stories or testimonios from Indianapolis' Latino community to compose the five movements of Peregrinos (The Pilgrims).
From the stirring Arbol de Sueños (Dream Tree), to the frightening Fireflies, each movement takes the listener through the real-life story of a Latin-American who inspired Gabriela. Using her eclectic heritage, she defines universal themes that speak to us all.
Take a musical journey with Gabriela Frank as she defines her time in Indianapolis through the rhythms and stories of its people. An orchestral piece with a touch of Latin flavor, Peregrinos is a pilgrimage into the changing landscape of Indianapolis, described by Gabriela as a "surprisingly diverse, very Latino city."
Finacial support for Peregrinos provided by: