JUNETEENTH: Opera in the Key of Freedom
NEMPAC Opera Project is proud to celebrate its 10th Season with Juneteenth: Opera in the Key of Freedom on June 19, 2021.
Featuring the works of William Grant Still, Scott Joplin, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, and a World Premiere Commissioned Piece for North End Music & Performing Arts Center by Mason Bynes.
This virtual streaming presentation will celebrate the holiday of Juneteenth, when the Emancipation Proclamation was read in 1865 in Texas to the final groups of enslaved people marking the end to slavery in the United States. Through a variety of music from Black Composers across three centuries, we will celebrate Juneteenth with the themes of freedom, triumph, and joy. These works will be performed by leading Black Musicians of the Greater Boston Arts scene and filmed at the African Meeting House on Boston’s Black Heritage Trail.
Streaming Virtually on June 19th, 2021, 12:30 p.m. This program will be available online after its premiere for viewing in your own time. This event is FREE TO ALL.
Register for your FREE livestream ticket to Juneteenth: Opera in the Key of Freedom HERE.
Veena Akama-Makia | MEZZO-SOPRANO
Kay Patterson | SOPRANO
RaShaun Campbell | BARITONE
Fred C. VanNess, Jr. | TENOR
Thomas Cooper | VIOLIN
Adrienne Baker | FLUTE
Marshunda Smith | CELLO
Freya Liu | VIOLIN
Kevonna Shuford | VIOLA
Julia Carey | PIANO
Alexandra Dietrich | ARTISTIC & STAGE DIRECTOR
Dr. Tiffany Chang | CONDUCTOR & MUSIC DIRECTOR