Amplifying Black Voices, Part #1

America, We Need to Talk

Featuring Composer Fred Onovwerosuoke




"We breathe the same air, want the same things, we need to talk."
– Michael Castro, Poet Laureate of St. Louis

Join us for conversation, music, and poetry as we shine light on classcal music, race relations in Amerca, and the movement for Black Lives through the prism of Onovwerosuoke's kaleidoscopic work A Triptych of American Voices: A Cantata of the People, commissioned for Coro Allegro in 2019,

With guests: 

Artist Adelia Parker-Castro 
Tai Oney, countertenor, Jonas Budris, tenor,
Christopher Wilkins, Music Director of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra,
Willis Emmons and Zach Durant-Emmons, commissioners

Coro Allegro Artistic Director David Hodgkins
Executive Director Yoshi Campbell

Sponsored in part by Willis Emmons & Zach Durant-Emmons

This series is supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Boston Cultural Council - administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture‚Äč, the Boston Mayor's Office for Arts and Culture, and an Alfred Nash Patterson Grant from Choral Arts New England and has been awarded the first Choral Arts New England Board grant, "exemplifying advancement of the Board's priorities in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion."

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Originally premiered, Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 4pm.