The Red, White, and Blues
An evening of diverse and inclusive orchestral music to spark dialogues on voting rights and promote greater civic engagement.
Activist orchestra The Dream Unfinished‘s 2020 orchestral concert The Red, White and Blues will use classical music to spark dialogues on voting rights and voter suppression, and promote greater civic engagement in NYC.
The history of racially motivated voter suppression efforts will be reflected in music by Native-American composer Juantio Becenti and Black composer David Baker; disenfranchisement of incarcerated populations will be represented in music by the Chevalier de St-Georges – an Afro-French composer imprisoned in the aftermath of the French Revolution; and the voting record of women of color will be presented through female composers of color such as Jessie Montgomery. A live recording of the performance will be produced by audio engineer Zach Herchen, and this performance will promote music of underrepresented composers, and also provide archival recordings that will be shared to other presenting organizations who prioritize programming music by composers of color.
American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) presented by the Morris Museum’s Lot of Strings Festival
Morris Museum - 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ
University of Houston, Moores Opera House & Online
San Antonio Botanical Garden