Thu, Apr 23|
The North Warehouse
Concert Series ~ Sanctuaries
Darrell Grant shares his jazz-opera, "Sanctuaries," a piece about gentrification in Portland and the city’s redlining past.
Time & Location
Apr 23, 2020, 7:30 PM – Apr 25, 2020, 7:30 PM
The North Warehouse, 723 N Tillamook St, Portland, OR 97227, USA
About the Event
Gentrification in Portland and the city’s redlining past go under the microscope in Darrell Grant’s jazz opera, Sanctuaries, a new work commissioned and produced by Third Angle New Music. This world premiere, site-specific opera is composed by critically acclaimed jazz pianist Darrell Grant (who ‘Gramophone’ has called “a composer of substance”), with libretto by two-time National Poetry Slam Individual Champion Anis Mojgani and stage direction by LA-based opera director Alexander Gedeon. Blending elements of jazz, spoken word, and devised theater, Sanctuaries speaks to the experience of displaced residents of color in Portland's historically black Albina district.
Work DARRELL GRANT | Sanctuaries
Creative Team DARRELL GRANT | composer and co-creator ANIS MOJGANI | librettist and co-creator ALEXANDER GEDEON | director and co-creator SARAH TIEDEMANN | music director EZRA WEISS | conductor YUKI IZUMIHARA | set designer CARL FABER | lighting designer BRANIC HOWARD | sound engineer ALISON HERYER | costume designer
Vocalists DAMIEN GETER | bass-baritone EMMANUEL HENREID | baritone MARILYN KELLER | alto ITHICA TELL | spoken voice
Instrumentalists CHRIS BROWN | drums/percussion RAUL GÓMEZ-ROJAS | violin JOHN NASTOS | winds DAVID PARMETER | bass CHARLIE PORTER | trumpet JASNAM DAYA SINGH | piano AVERY WAITE | cello ROGER WOODS | winds
Sanctuaries is generously supported by The Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights Initiative Oregon Cultural Trust The M.E.N.S.C.H. Fund The MAP Fund
Concert Series is generously supported by GEORGE ROWBOTTOM & MARILYN CRILLEY
Image courtesy of City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2010-003.427