On February 23rd, 2020, Aurea will premiere I Hear America Singing. With their signature blending of songs, poetry and prose, harmonica improvisations, and chamber music, Aurea celebrates Democracy, paying homage to Walt Whitman’s 2019 bicentennial and the 2020 centennial commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. In addition to selected passages from Whitman’s groundbreaking poetry and prose, this performance also features the compositions of Amy Beach, Aaron Copeland, Charles Ives, and Brown University’s Eric Nathan. The concert will conclude with an exciting premiere of Francine Trester’s new chamber opera about Florence Price, America’s first black female composer to have had a symphony performed by a major American orchestra.
A “Talk Back,” moderated by Christina Bevilacqua, Providence Public Library Director of Programming, will immediately follow the performance.
Brianna Robinson, soprano
Carrie Cheron, mezzo-soprano
Rashaun Campbell, baritone
Katherine Winterstein, violin
Mina Lavcheva, violin
Consuelo Sherba, viola
Emmanuel Feldman, cello
Chris Turner, harmonica/reader
Nigel Gore, reader
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 3:00pm
Location: Grant Recital Hall, 1 Young Orchard Avenue, Brown University, Providence.
Cost: Admission is free and open to the Public.