NIGRA SUM SED FORMOSA: I AM BLACK BUT BEAUTIFUL

APR 27, 2019

Overview

A collaboration between Castle of Our Skins and the Handel and Haydn Society, this concert celebrates the breadth and depth of black artistry with powerful music from black composers across three centuries.

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Location

Roxbury Community College Media Arts Center

Dates

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 3:00PM

Music

Daniel Bernard Roumain: “I Made Up My Mind Not to Move” from String Quartet No. 5, Rosa Parks
Jonathan Woody: Nigra Sum Sed Formosa – I am Black But Beautiful (A fantasia on microaggressions) – World Premiere
Jessica Mays: Bear
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: The Lee Shore
Florence Price: Andante moderato from String Quartet in G Major
Zanaida Robles:  Umoja
Sam Cooke: A Change is Gonna Come
André J. Thomas: I Dream a World

Performed by

Reginald Mobley, director and countertenor
Ashleigh Gordon, director and viola
Jennifer Kane, conductor
Marlon Carey, literary performer
Julia Scott Carey, keyboard
Musicians from the H+H Orchestra and Chorus
Musicians from Castle of Our Skins
H+H Vocal Arts Program Concert Choir

Preconcert Lecture

Presented as a part of ArtWeek Boston, featuring L’Merchie Frazier, Director of Education and Interpretation at the Museum of African American History

Concert Length

1 hour


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