Lavil Okap – for orchestra


 

About the work

“Lavil Okap” ( Haitian Creole for the City of Cap-Haïtien ) was composed for the 2020 Haitian Orchestra Institute to commemorate the city’s 350 years since its founding and 200 years since the death of Haiti’s first and last king, Henri Christophe.

On April 1, 2023, “Lavil Okap” received its long-awaited premiere in front of the historic cathedral of Cap-Haïtien,
brought to life by the 2023 Haitian Orchestra Institute’s gifted musicians, conducted by Sydney Guillaume.

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Recordings

Demo (edition 8-29-2023)

 


 

Full Score

 

 


 

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Le Cap du Roi – The Cape of the King
( poem by Sydney Guillaume’s father, Gabriel T. Guillaume – read by Jean Elie Gilles at the world premiere performance )

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Upcoming performances

University of Minnesota Duluth

Shade of Africa festival – February 29, 2024

 

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Past performances

Spokane Symphony

October 21-22, 2023

Spokane, Washington (US Premiere)

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Haitian Orchestra Institute – Sydney Guillaume, guest conductor

April 1, 2023 

Cap-Haitien, Haiti (World premiere)

World Premiere program (PDF):

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