Friday, March 3—Saturday, March 4, 2023
Anthony Davis’s concerto-like work for clarinet and orchestra was inspired by the composer’s experience of an unjust incident with the police. The soloist is Anthony McGill, Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, who has championed this work in recent years. Bass-baritone Davóne Tines has assembled an array of music and literary texts into a piece he describes as a “devised concerto for voice and orchestra.” Musical selections are by Anthony Davis and John Adams, along with a piece Tines co-wrote with Igée Dieudonné and Matthew Aucoin; the texts include excerpts by James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, and jessica Care moore. Also on the program: Concert Overture No. 2 by Florence Price, who was the first Black female composer to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra.
If you wish to attend the Classical Roots Celebration gala on March 4, tickets may be purchased here.
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“ Davóne Tines is changing what it means to be a classical singer. ”-The New Yorker
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