Sun, Aug 09|
Take Two Knees
A virtual concert of works written by Black female composers
Time & Location
Aug 09, 2020, 4:00 PM CDT
About the event
I am so beyond excited to announce to you that I will be presenting a virutal concert comprised entirely of works by Black Female composers!
I recognize that this is a baby step in the greater fight for justice, but it is something I can do immediately, and forever after this. On Sunday, August 9th at 4 PM CST/3 PM MST, you will hear the works of Regina Harris Baiocchi, Brianna Ware, Zenobia Powell Perry, Brittney Boykin, and Valerie Coleman, written for clarient and others. I am sad I didn't know these works before, because the music is truly exceptional.
Huge thanks to all the composers who agreed to let me perform their works on this concert, and all my phenomenal collaborators: Shelby Roberts, Claire Davis, Amruta Divekar, Ethan Minard, Mallory Graves, and Nicholas Johnson.
It is important to me that when I have control over the program, I play works by all different kinds of people. I perform this concert to Amplify Black voices in the clarinet world.
From this concert out, I am pledging to perform works on all my future programs by underrepresented composers. I am naming this program Take Two Knees after the initiative of Mr. Anthony McGill, calling for musical solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. If not me, then who? If not now, then when?