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Hannibal prepares for the premiere of "One Land, One River, One People" with The Philadelphia Orches


Hannibal met with Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra to rehearse and discuss Veil One of his composition, “One River, One Land, One People,” on Thursday, January 15, 2015.

The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform the first veil* of Hannibal’s three-part piece on Monday, January 19, 2015, at Girard College in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Maestro Nézet-Séguin will conduct.

“One Land, One River, One People” will be performed in its entirety at The Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall with Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra during the orchestra’s 2015 season.


*Hannibal writes his pieces in veils as opposed to movements. His philosophy stems from meaning of the verb “movement.” When one moves, he says, they can move forward and backward (i.e. “two steps forward, four steps back”). But when a new frame-of-reference is unveiled, he believes a person will grow – thus making it impossible for them to move backwards.

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