CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 7:30 PM
A Distant Drum
Violinist Daniel Hope curates an original music theater production, joining forces with his father, writer Christopher Hope, founder of South Africa’s Franschhoek Literary Festival. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall and scheduled to premiere at PACOFS Theatre in Bloemfontein, South Africa, shortly before coming to New York, A Distant Drum is a portrait of Nat Nakasa, a brilliant, irreverent spirit of his generation, who left behind South Africa’s Apartheid of the 1960s for New York. Nakasa was a young writer who heard a different music and marched to a distant drum. Noted authority on South African music Andrew Tracey is musical supervisor, Ralf Schmid is music director and composer, and the outstanding ensemble of musicians and actors includes cellist Vincent Segal, best known for his collaboration with Sting; percussionist Jason Marsalis; and actors Atandwa Kani and Christiaan Schoombie.
Part of My Time, My Music.