Thursday, April 28, 2016
Brennan Center For Justice: Top Economists at White House Explain How Mass Incarceration Hurts the Economy
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John Malveaux: Berklee Jubilee Celebration Orchestra, conducted by Julius Williams, in "The Legacy: An Overture of African American Spirituals" live (YouTube 10:18)
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
WTVBAM.com: Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance Summit Filling Up [U-of-M Dean of Music, Aaron Dworkin, will speak of success of Sphinx Organization]
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Twitter: Threeon3Presents "An Afternoon of Opera," Sun., May 15, 2016, 3 PM; Marsha Thompson, Patrice P. Eaton, Bernard Damon Holcomb, Barry Robinson
Marsha Thompson, Soprano
Patrice P. Eaton, Mezzo Soprano
Bernard Damon Holcomb, Tenor
Barry Robinson, Baritone
Tickets may be purchased at Eventbrite
Three on 3 Presents is sponsored by Mount Morris Community Improvement Association
Comment by Twitter:
@AfriClassical Thank you so much for sharing! [@3on3Presents]
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Second Annual Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts Masquerade Ball Thursday, May 19, 2016, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lepercq Ballroom
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The Black Composer Speaks: A Roundtable Discussion on Diversity, Inclusion and Access in Experimental New Music, 3 PM Thursday, April 28, DuSable Museum
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Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia Orchestra's Spring Concert is Saturday, April 30th, 5:00 PM, First Congregational Church Commons, 125 Ellis St., Atlanta
David E. Robinson III
Founder & Artistic Director
Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia
Please check out our website at www.sinfo-nia.com
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ChicagoOnTheAisle.com: "PROCLAMATION! THE BLACK COMPOSER SPEAKS" April 29, 2016 "also includes Alvin Singleton's striking 'In Our Own House'"
Commissioned by pianist Karen Walwyn for her Dark Fires (Vol. 2) Albany Records recording with Rodney Mack, Branford Marsalis, & Jason Marsalis.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Michigan Men's Glee Club: "Seven Last Words of the Unarmed," by Joel Thompson is inspired by the dying words of seven unarmed black men (YouTube 3:37)
Love, Life & Loss
Seven Last Words of the Unarmed
By Sydney Hawkins
- “Why do you have your guns out?” – Kenneth Chamberlain, 66
- “What are you following me for?” – Trayvon Martin, 16
- “Mom, I’m going to college.” – Amadou Diallo, 23
- “I don’t have a gun. Stop shooting.” – Michael Brown, 18
- “You shot me! You shot me!” – Oscar Grant, 22
- “It’s not real.” – John Crawford, 22
- “I can’t breathe.” – Eric Garner, 43
Comment by email:
Absolutely fantastic... thanks so much Bill!! Aaron [Aaron P. Dworkin]
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Monday, April 25, 2016
James Lee III: "Thurgood's Rhapsody" "is a celebratory and adventurous piece on the life of...Thurgood Marshall" for World Premiere by Baltimore S.O., June 9-11, 2016
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Sergio A. Mims: Civic Orchestra of Chicago and Mezzo-Soprano J’Nai Bridges in Performances on May 1 (South Shore C.C.) and 3 (Symphony Center)
Sergio A. Mims sends this release:
April 25, 2016
MATTHEW AUCOIN LEADS CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO IN TWO MAY PERFORMANCES
Program Includes Works by Mozart and Schubert and Features Mezzo-Soprano J’Nai Bridges Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. at South Shore Cultural Center and Tuesday, May 3, at 8 p.m. at Symphony CenterCHICAGO—The Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s premier training ensemble for aspiring professional musicians, returns to the South Shore Cultural Center (7059 S. South Shore Drive) on Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. for its ninth consecutive concert appearance, with a second performance of the same program taking place at Symphony Center on Tuesday, May 3, at 8 p.m..
For these performances, one of today’s top young conductors and former CSO Solti Conducting Apprentice Matthew Aucoin leads the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and acclaimed mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in a cheerful program of works by Mozart and Schubert. Aucoin and the Civic open the program with Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, one of last symphonies written by the composer, followed by several selections from Mozart’s lesser known opera La clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus) including “Parto, Parto, Ma Tu Ben Mio” and “Deh, per questo istante” performed by mezzo-soprano soloist J’Nai Bridges. Schubert’s lively Symphony No. 3 closes the program.
Highlights of her tenure at the Lyric include singing the role of Carmen in the world premiere of Bel Canto, an opera by Jimmy Lopez, based on the novel by Ann Patchett. Bridges was also featured in Lyric productions as Inez in Il trovatore under the baton of Asher Fisch and Vlasta in Mieczysław Weinberg’s The Passenger, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Other recent engagements include her appearance as the mezzo-soprano solo in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra in Berkeley, as well as in Ravel’s Shéhérezade with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the NDR Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg. Bridges made her CSO subscription debut in 2014 in a program led by conductor Matthew Aucoin and has also appeared on the CSO’s Chamber Music series at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Civic Orchestra of Chicago has presented annual free concerts at the South Shore Cultural Center since 2009 and also offers a series of free orchestra concerts at Symphony Center and chamber music performances in a variety of venues across the city. For more information about Civic Orchestra performances, visit cso.org/civic.
The May 1 Civic Orchestra concert at the South Shore Cultural Center is free and open to the public. No tickets are required, but the general admission seating is limited. The May 3 Civic Orchestra concert at Symphony Center is free and open to the public but tickets are required for this concert. More information is available at cso.org or by calling 312.294.3000 Artists, programs and prices are subject to change.Civic Orchestra of Chicago South Shore Cultural Center7059 S. South Shore Drive
Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m.Civic Orchestra of ChicagoMatthew Aucoin, conductorJ’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
MOZART Symphony No. 39 in E-flatMajor, K. 543MOZART Selections from La clemenza di Tito, K. 621Overture “Parto, Parto, Ma Tu Ben Mio”“Deh, per questo istante solo”
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200Tickets: Free and Open to the Public. No ticketsrequired.
Civic Orchestra of ChicagoTuesday, May 3, at 8 p.m.Matthew Aucoin, conductorCivic Orchestra of ChicagoJ’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
MOZART Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543MOZART Selections from La clemenza di Tito, K. 621Overture“Parto,Parto, Ma Tu Ben Mio”“Deh, per questo istante solo”
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200Tickets: Free and Open to the Public.Tickets are required.
Information at cso.org or312.294.3000.
Featured Conductor and SoloistMatthew AucoinJ’Nai Bridges
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