Music from Home: December 4, 2022

Save the date for Sunday, December 4, as I return to the Music From Home concert series at Lakewold Gardens with a program of music by black composers. More details, including ticket information, will be posted on this page as they become available – stay tuned!

The program will include the Pacific Northwest premiere of Adolphus Hailstork’s Wounded Children (2020), the world premiere of a new work I have commissioned from Jamaican composer Mikahil Johnson, as well as works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Valerie Coleman, and Eric Dolphy.

Featuring guest artist Erin Happenny, flute, artwork by Laurie Davenport, and dancers from TUPAC, the program will be a celebration of themes of childhood and dance. A poem by Lucille Clifton serves 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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