Amplifying Black Voices: Fred Onovwerosuoke

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MAR
14

Amplifying Black Voices: Fred Onovwerosuoke, "America, We Need to Talk"

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Add to Calendar 2021-03-14 16:00:00 America/New_York Amplifying Black Voices: Fred Onovwerosuoke, "America, We Need to Talk" Join us for conversation, music, and poetry as we look through the prism of Onovwerosuoke's kaleidoscopic work "A Triptych of American Voices: A Cantata of the People" (2019) at race relations in America and the movement for Black Lives. Guests: Adelia Parker-Castro, Artist; Tai Oney, Countertenor; Jonas Budris, Tenor; Christopher Wilkins, Music Director of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra; Willis Emmons, and Zach Durant-Emmons, Commissioners; Moderators: Coro Allegro Artistic Director David H...

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Join us for conversation, music, and poetry as we look through the prism of Onovwerosuoke's kaleidoscopic work "A Triptych of American Voices: A Cantata of the People" (2019) at race relations in America and the movement for Black Lives. Guests: Adelia Parker-Castro, Artist; Tai Oney, Countertenor; Jonas Budris, Tenor; Christopher Wilkins, Music Director of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra; Willis Emmons, and Zach Durant-Emmons, Commissioners; Moderators: Coro Allegro Artistic Director David Hodgkins and Executive Director Yoshi Campbell

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Coro Allegro

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Coro Allegro, Boston's LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus, presents composer Fred Onovwerosuoke in the premiere of a new series, Amplifying Black Voices, led by Black artists, advocates, composers, and conductors with whom we've been proud to collaborate. 

Join us for conversation, music, poetry as we look through the prism of composer Fred Onovwerosuoke's kaleidoscopic work A Triptych of American Voices: A Cantata of the People (2019) at race relations in America and the movement for Black Lives.

"We breathe the same air, we want the same things, we need to talk."

—Michael Castro, Poet Laureate of St. Louis

Guests:

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

Moderators:

David Hodgkins, Artistic Director of Coro Allegro
Yoshi Campbell, Coro Allegro Executive Director 

Sponsored in part by Willis Emmons & Zach Durant-Emmons and grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Boston Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.

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

About Coro Allegro:  Coro Allegro is proud to be Boston's LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus. Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Hodgkins, Coro Allegro is known for award-winning programming and acclaimed performances and recordings of works by a diverse and inclusive range of classical and contemporary composers.

Coro Allegro is dedicated to providing access to choral music to broad audiences, to performing works by diverse composers, and to serving as a model LGBTQ+ organization through artistic excellence and visibility. Through our performances, collaborations, and community partnerships, Coro Allegro strengthens community, builds bridges, and enriches lives in the Greater Boston area and beyond.

Coro Allegro has released four critically acclaimed commercial recordings: In Paradisum and Awakenings on the Navona Records label, as well as In the Clearing and somewhere i have never traveled. Coro Allegro’s forthcoming album, We Are Here, will feature new works by American composers that bear witness to the importance of international human rights.

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