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Metropolitan Opera Star Karen Slack returns to perform on stage of the new Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU in My Sister’s Keeper, accompanied by award-winning pianist Michelle Cann. My Sister’s Keeper will highlight the music of Margaret Bonds, Nadia & Lili Boulanger, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and Florence Price, among others.

Recently, both Slack and Cann received the 2022 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the Sphinx Organization. The medal recognizes extraordinary classical musicians of color and comes with a $50,000 career grant. 

Of Thee I Sing! Songs of Love & Justice is a recital curated by Karen Slack in the late summer of 2020 during the height of the pandemic and just after the murder of George Floyd.

This deeply moving program was built around the 1938 Langston Hughes raw and powerful yet hopeful poem, The Kids Who Die, and a commissioned piece by American composer Scott Gendel. Gendel's tour de force vocal masterpiece includes works by fellow American composers H.T Burleigh, Clayton White, Undine Smith Moore, H. Leslie Adams, Ricky Ian Gordon, Adolphus Hailstork, and Jake Heggie.

Intentionally curated by Slack, the program features songs around the themes of love and justice as a reminder to the audience that no matter your race, ethnicity, politics, etc., we are all human. Through these soaring melodies and beautiful text, Slack and Michelle Cann will guide the audience on a musical journey, expression, and shared understanding that without love there can never be liberty or justice for all.

Of Thee I Sing! Songs of Love & Justice is a recital curated by Karen Slack in the late summer of 2020 during the height of the pandemic and just after the murder of George Floyd.

This deeply moving program was built around the 1938 Langston Hughes raw and powerful yet hopeful poem, The Kids Who Die, and a commissioned piece by American composer Scott Gendel. Gendel's tour de force vocal masterpiece includes works by fellow American composers H.T Burleigh, Clayton White, Undine Smith Moore, H. Leslie Adams, Ricky Ian Gordon, Adolphus Hailstork, and Jake Heggie.

Intentionally curated by Slack, the program features songs around the themes of love and justice as a reminder to the audience that no matter your race, ethnicity, politics, etc., we are all human. Through these soaring melodies and beautiful text, Slack and Michelle Cann will guide the audience on a musical journey, expression, and shared understanding that without love there can never be liberty or justice for all.

WHEN

WHERE

Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU
2900 W. Lowden St.
Fort Worth, TX 76109
https://www.fwopera.org/oftheeising

TICKET INFO

$20-$50

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