JUNETEENTH: Opera in the Key of Freedom

NEMPAC Opera Project

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.

Kay Patterson, Soprano
Veena Akama-Makia, Mezzo-Soprano
Fred VanNess, Jr., Tenor
RaShaun Campbell, Baritone

Thomas Cooper, Violin
Freya Liu, Violin
Kevonna Shuford, Viola
Marshunda Smith, Cello
Adrienne Baker, Flute
Julia Scott Carey, Piano

Tiffany Chang, Music Director
Alexandra Dietrich, Artistic Director

Streaming Virtually on June 19th, 2021, 12:30 p.m. This program will be available to watch after its debut time.

Register for your FREE livestream ticket to Juneteenth: Opera in the Key of Freedom at: https://nempac-opera-project.ticketleap.com/admin/events/juneteenth
, 12:30 pm

North End Music & Performing Arts Center
50 Tileston St
Boston, MA 02113
United States