August 2018

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Artists’ creations can be inspired by many different experiences. Traveling to a foreign city, meeting a new person, undergoing illness or even facing political upheaval can provide ideas for new work. For Iraqi-American artist Vian Sora, inspiration comes from a

In October of 2016 Teddy Abrams went to an art exhibit at the 1619 Flux Gallery. The sole artist in the exhibit “Displaced Narratives” was Vian Sora, a visual artist from Bagdad who now resides in Louisville. That is where

The February Louisville Orchestra “War and Peace” concerts include the new collaborative work "Between Heaven and Earth," composed by Sebastian Chang, and as Chang noted in the score, “set to original oil paintings by Vian Sora.” Sebastian could not make

On Friday and Saturday, February 2 & 3, 2018, the Louisville Orchestra presents a newly-commissioned work by Sebastian Chang titled “Between Heaven and Earth.” Created for the concert titled “War & Peace,” the work is based on the paintings of

Themes of heroism, bravery, lost companions and even life and death come together in a dramatic and moving program. Composer Sebastian Chang collaborates with Iraqi artist Vian Sora to create a new work based on Ms. Sora’s personal experience.