Listen Children: December 4, 2022

Thank you to all who attended my solo recital, Listen Children, on December 4, 2022. For any who missed it, you can watch video of the performances here:

The program included the Pacific Northwest premiere of Adolphus Hailstork’s Wounded Children (2020), the world premiere of Mikhail Johnson‘s Fram di Pliegroun (2022), as well as works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, William Grant Still, and Eric Dolphy.

View the complete program and program notes here.

Featuring artwork by Laurie Davenport inspired by the music to be shared, the program was be a celebration of themes of childhood and dance. A poem by Lucille Clifton served as inspiration for the program:

Listen Children

Listen children
keep this in the place
you have for keeping
keep it all ways

We have never hated black

we have been ashamed
hopeless tired mad
but always
all ways
we loved us

We have always loved each other
children all ways

Pass it on

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