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First Person: Seeing America

First Person

Ensemble Galilei with Rob Nagle, Lily Knight, and Photographs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Photo attribution: Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975), Alabama Tenant Farmer, 1936. 
Gelatin silver print, 23.6 x 18.7 cm (9 5/16 x 7 3/8 in.). The Metropolitan Museum
of Art, New York, Purchase, Jennifer and Joseph Duke Gift, 2000 (2000.329)
© Walker Evans Archive,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The performers are in Decorah and the show will go on as planned.

Tuesday—March 5, 2013

Center for Faith and Life • 7:30 p.m.

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First Person: Seeing America is a moving combination of music, words, and images that tells the history of our country’s extraordinary people. Ensemble Galilei’s evocative melodies and rhythms—played on fiddles, harp, viola da gamba, percussion, banjo, whistles, and oboe—provide the soundtrack. Actor Rob Nagle and actress Lily Knight bring iconic personalities, places, and events to life with brilliant narration. Photographs of hardship and beauty from the Metropolitan Museum of Art are projected on stage. Together, the innovative project tells a poignant tale of our people’s ability to persevere through some of our most trying moments.

Individual tickets are available beginning February 7.

Ticket prices:
Regular: $24          Senior (65+): $22          Youth (4-18): $15

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