The 2016 Season, Sing Her Name, concert series is open to the public and will exclusively program chamber works of under-performed composers such as Florence Price and Ethel Smyth. By performing the works of female and minority composers; presenting works by living composers such as Jessie Montgomery; and inviting audiences into panel discussions with participating musicians alongside activists from The Center for Constitutional Rights and Black Women's Blueprint; these concerts are intended to raise awareness for the women involved in Black Lives Matter, and to engage communities with the question of how we can better support activists' ongoing work in the movement.
Our season finale will include speakers and activists who will provide local and global perspectives on climate change’s impact on communities of color, and premiere new orchestrations of works by Trevor Weston, Zenobia Powell Perry, and others. Hosted by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight.
The Dream Unfinished makes its debut at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a part of their Balcony Fridays series. Featuring works by Burleigh, Scott, Sierra, Bonds, and others.
Scott, Burleigh, and Kaminsky; followed by a conversation on music as a vehicle for activism with composer Jeff Scott and the ongoing impact of climate change in the Rockaways.
Weston, Bonds, and Burleigh in the newly opened Soapbox gallery, a space which presents performances and works of art that engage the issues of our time. Featuring a conversation with composer Trevor Weston.