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America/We Need to Talk
Sun, March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Coro Allegro, Boston’s LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus, and Artistic Director David Hodgkins present America/We Need to Talk. Voices of poets and African American composers call for dialogue, justice, and affirmation that Black lives matter, in a concert dedicated to the newly opened National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The Heritage Chorale of New Haven and Director Jonathan Q. Berryman join Coro Allegro for William Grant Still’s courageous 1940 choral drama, And They Lynched Him on a Tree. Coro Allegro presents the world premiere of An American Triptych: A Cantata of the People by award-winning composer Fred Onovwerosuoke. This kaleidoscopic work by an immigrant composer shines light on America through the prism of three great poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, and Michael Castro, the late Poet Laureate of St. Louis. The 12th Annual Daniel Pinkham Award will be presented to Darryl Hollister, champion of African and African American composers and Coro Allegro’s beloved accompanist since 1993.
Join us Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 3 pm, at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge. Tickets: $65 (A), $45 (B), $25 (C), Seniors and students 20% off, Student Special C ticket: $15, available at coroallegro.org.