I’m pleased to be performing in the orchestra for The Dream Unfinished: A Symphonic Benefit For Civil Rights.
The Dream Unfinished is a gathering of orchestral musicians, and nationally prominent artists and figures, who will join the chorus of calls for civil rights, social justice, and an end to systemic racism. With fiscal sponsorship from arts-and-humanitarian-aid organization Beats, Rhymes, & Relief, proceeds from the concert will go to the Center for Constitutional Rights, Justice League NYC, the National Coalition of Law Enforcement Officers for Justice, and MusicKitchen-Food for the Soul. The concert will be held at Centennial Memorial Temple, located steps away from Union Square, and take place on July 17, a year following the death of Eric Garner, who was one in a string of deaths of unarmed African-American men which exploded onto the news in 2014. Speakers include the Center for Constitutional Rights’ director Vince Warren, Broadway performer Tanya Birl, MSN National Correspondent Joy Reid, and activist Erica Garner.
The Dream Unfinished: A Symphonic Benefit For Civil Rights
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 @ 7:30pm-10:30pm
The Salvation Army’s Centennial Memorial Temple
120 W 14th St New York, NY
General Admission: $25
William Grant Still — Out Of The Silence
Leonard Bernstein — Jeremiah Symphony (Mvt.1)
William Grant Still — Poem for Orchestra
Leonard Bernstein — Pas De Deux, from On the Town
Jessie Montgomery — World Premiere*
Leonard Bernstein — On the Waterfront
William Grant Still — Weeping Angel (Grief)
William Grant Still — Plain-Chant for America