Sun, Mar 06|
OperaCréole celebrates Women’s History Month
A celebration of Black Women in classical music and civil rights, from Ida B. Wells to Kamala Harris. See our interview with Michele Duster, great-granddaughter of journalist, and suffragist Ida B. Wells sponsored by The Amistad Research Center at https://vimeo.com/amistadresearchcenter
Time & Location
Mar 06, 2022, 3:00 PM
New Orleans, 234 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
About the event
WHEN: Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 3:00 PM WHERE: Laurenia, 234 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112
Featuring: Art Songs by Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Regina King, and Camille Nickerson, with opera arias from Freedom Ride by Dan Shore, Les Lions by Givonna Joseph, Harriet Tubman by Nkieru Okoye, Adea by Cynthia Cozette Lee, and Pathway to Freedom by Joyce Solomon Moorman. See our interview with Michel Duster, great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells, sponsored by The Amistad Research Center at https://vimeo.com/amistadresearchcenter
TICKETS: General Admission: $25.00 Student: $10.00 (Plus a $3.00 ticket fee)
All donations made with your ticket purchase will be distributed directly to OperaCréole.
Join us for this very special program from OperaCréole at the Laurenia, which will spotlight African American women whose contributions helped to make our nation a more perfect union.It’s a celebration through the music of African American women composers!The 2021 inauguration of Kamala Harris, the first woman to hold the office of Vice-President of the United States, was the culmination of a long and bold journey. The program will explore the evolution to this moment from Ida B. Wells’ walk in the 1913 Women’s Rights March in D.C. to Marian Anderson’s concert at the Lincoln Memorial. It will spotlight Coretta Scott King’s concerts to raise money for the Civil Rights Movement, as well as the ongoing struggle for voting rights by the women of the CiCulSo .* All along the way, Black women have used their voices in music and in deed, both to protest and to uplift our country to achieve its fullest potential.* Civic, Cultural, and Social Organization – today, known as LLOGG – the Louisiana League of Good Government of New Orleans
Historical Performing Artists to be Honored
Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Coretta Scott King, Merlie Evers, and Bayard Ruston.
Artists Givonna Joseph Aria Mason Ivan Griffin Richard Hobson Valencia Pleasant Taylor White Sakinah Davis Tyrone Chambers Steven Edwards, piano Special guest interview with Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells!
Student$10.00+$0.25 service fee
Regular$25.00+$0.63 service fee