Fort Worth Opera presents A Night of Black Excellence: Past, Present, and Future
Fort Worth Opera presents A Night of Black Excellence: Past, Present, and Future, an all-star virtual benefit concert to celebrate Black History Month. The company will pay tribute to Black brilliance through music, dance, and spoken word poetry, with performances by some of the greatest Black opera singers and artists of our generation.
Hosted by WFAA Channel 8’s Daybreak anchor Tashara Parker, the event will feature local and internationally renowned artists, including Patrice P. Eaton, Nicole Heaston, Cameo Humes, Keron Jackson, Latonia Moore, NaGuanda Nobles, Kenneth Overton, Chivonne Perkins, Adam Richardson, Audra Scott, Karen Slack, Takesha Meshé Kizart-Thomas, Darius Thomas, Kevin Thompson, and Jorell Williams.
The event will also feature performances by acclaimed spoken word poet and author Leslie N. Polk accompanied by The Mondo Drummers, Dallas-based Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble, Amphibian Stage: Tad-Poles Stilt Dancing Program, Amp’d Quartet, presented by DIVISI, and Black History narratives by Baldwin Brown, Principal of Fort Worth’s historic I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA.
All proceeds will go towards Fort Worth Opera’s landmark 75th anniversary season in the fall of 2021.
Following the livestream, the event will have an encore presentation, March 5-7, with tickets available for $10.