Sat, May 23|
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Concert Series ~ AN AFRICAN AMERICAN REQUIEM
Portland composer Damien Geter’s bold, thought-provoking musical response to violence against African Americans in the United States.
Time & Location
May 23, 2020, 6:00 PM
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205, USA
About the Event
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Oregon Symphony and Resonance Ensemble join forces to present the World premiere of An African American Requiem, Portland composer Damien Geter’s bold, thought-provoking musical response to violence against African Americans in the United States. Combining traditional Latin Requiem texts with civil rights declarations, poetry, and the famous last words of Eric Garner, “I can’t breathe,” this performance will honor past and present victims of racial violence and spur reflection on how to build a more hopeful future.
Great news! This concert has been picked up for a national radio broadcast. In order to share this important premiere with listeners across the country, the concert will now begin at 6 pm instead of the previously announced 7:30 pm.
Kazem Abdullah, Conductor
The African American Requiem Choir, featuring Resonance Ensemble, Kingdom Sound Gospel Ensemble, and members of regional choirs
S. Renee Mitchell, poet and narrator
Damien Geter: An African American Requiem (World premiere)
Audition for the choir here: http://www.resonancechoral.org/aar-auditions
An African American Requiem is generously supported by The Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights Initiative The Miller Foundation The Collins Foundation
Presented in partnership with: The Oregon Symphony
Image by: Oregon Symphony