Set list

We can’t wait to see you tonight in Philadelphia and tomorrow in Brooklyn. Here is the Generate Music program order:

Ironies (2024)
Music by Diane Monroe
Original text plus “Kindness” Haiku created by Ursula Rucker, “Practice Patience” poem by Rumi, excerpts of spirituals and hymns
Performed by all

commotio cordis (2024, “agitation of the heart”)
Music by Yotam Haber
Text: Psalm 91 and “The Old Ship of Zion”; poetry by Ursula Rucker
Performed by all

When No Way Stops Short of the Somehow (2024)
Music by Myra Melford, poetry and pre-recorded recitation by Erica Hunt
Performed by PRISM Quartet, David Gilmore, Diane Monroe, Reuben Rogers, Tyshawn Sorey, Susan Watts

Untitled (2024)
Music by Tyshawn Sorey
Performed by PRISM Quartet, David Gilmore, Reuben Rogers, Susan Watts, Tyshawn Sorey

Let us gather and all go together (2024)
Poetry by Ursula Rucker, music by all
Performed by all

Lament (1986; new arrangement 2024)
Music by Matthew Levy
Performed by PRISM Quartet, David Gilmore, Diane Monroe, Reuben Rogers, Tyshawn Sorey

The Unknown Common Ancestor: Dedicated to the memory of Stan Levey, John Coltrane, and Dizzy Gillespie… and their days in Philadelphia (2024)
Music by David Krakauer
Performed by PRISM Quartet, David Gilmore, David Krakauer, Diane Monroe, Reuben Rogers, Tyshawn Sorey, Susan Watts

Convergence (2024)
Music by Susan Watts (Arr. Susan Watts and David O’Rourke)
Lift Every Voice and Sing (1900) by James Weldon Johnson (arr. Susan Watts and David O’Rourke)
Yiddish Text by Joshua Woletzsky
Performed by PRISM Quartet, David Gilmore, David Krakauer, Diane Monroe, Reuben Rogers, Tyshawn Sorey, Susan Watts

Requiem for AJ (2024)
Music by Fred Wesley, poetry by Ursula Rucker
Performed by all

Texts of original poems will be posted at a later time; please check back. See this page for program notes and artist bios.


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