SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020
Lincoln Theatre | 7:30PM
Concept + creation by Destiny Coleman, Director of Education + Artistic Administration for Opera Columbus
Celebrating African-American music and culture, this production will highlight gospel, jazz, and works from the Civil Rights Movement. The Journey: Civil Rights will explore prominent figures in the movement, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks; pivotal events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the March on Washington; and issues such as segregation, integration, and more.
The Journey: Civil Rights will be performed by local singers, spoken word artists, dance groups, and choirs, and will feature works ranging from opera to rhythm and blues. Steeped in African-American history and the struggle for equal rights, yet universal in its emotional and musical appeal, this unique program presents a rich body of work passed down through generations and communities, and deeply relevant to our present day. The Journey: Civil Rights aims to share the African-American experience with audiences of all ages, races, religions, and backgrounds.
CAST + CREATIVE
Soprano – Keyona Willis
Mezzo-Soprano – DeMeeshia Marshall
Tenor – Jaron M. LeGrair
Bass-Baritone – Christopher Humbert Jr.
Narrator/Spoken Word – Tripp Fontane
Narrator/Spoken Word – Caroline Inspires Bennett
Performance made possible by:
Bryn + Femi Adeyanju
Puffin West Foundation, Ltd.
Opera Columbus’ Education + Community Programming is made possible by a gift from James + Luanna Bicknell.