Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Raise Your Hand: 5 PM Sunday, June 11, The Great Hall at The Cooper Union, New York City, Draws Attention to the School-to-Prison-Pipeline

Raise Your Hand

June 11, 5:00 pm

The Great Hall at The Cooper Union
Online: Students $10 | General $25
At the door: Students $20 | General $35

RAISE YOUR HAND draws attention to the school-to-prison-pipeline: the increasingly widespread trend of pushing children of color out of schools and into the penal and criminal justice systems.

With students from
Corona Youth Music Project (Nucleo Corona)
UpBeat NYC
WHIN Music Project
YOSL from the Orchestra of St. Luke's
Manhattan Girls Chorus

Black Women's Blueprint
Center for Constitutional Rights
Museum of Impact

Featuring appearances by
Antonio Hendrickson from Lead By Example & Reverse The Trend
Ruffin Prentiss
Keynote: The Bobcats from the reForm Project
Roderick Cox, conductor
Ashley Jackson, harpist
Kelly Hall-Tompkins, concertmaster
Terrance McKnight, artistic director

Performing works by Le Chevalier de St-Georges, Teresa Carreño, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, William Grant Still, George Walker, and a world premiere by Evan Williams.

Concert discussed on San Francisco Classical Voice, in article by Melanie Zeck of Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago: 

San Francisco Classical Voice:
This weekend, The Dream Unfinished (TDU) will present a concert of works that exemplifies the stylistic variety people tend to associate with canonical music. Yet, true to her intention, Lee programmed pieces by six composers from diverse locales within the African Diaspora: Joseph Bologne “Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges” (born in Guadeloupe, raised in France: 1745–1799), Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (England: 1875–1912), William Grant Still (United States: 1895–1978), Margaret Bonds (United States: 1913–1972), George Walker (United States:1922–), and Evan Williams (United States: 1988–).  With this robust roster of Afro-descendent composers, TDU will accomplish what none of the 80-plus largest orchestras in the United States has been able to do in the last three years.

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