Concert in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring the World Premiere of Don’t Look Away

Friday, 1/27/2023
7:30pm | Ford Hall
Concert in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring the World Premiere of Don’t Look Away
Preconcert lecture at 6pm in the Hockett Family Recital Hall

Concert attendees will experience the heart of the African-American musical experience, including spirituals, gospel, jazz, and popular. The Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, Choir, Chorus, Treble Chorale, and Jazz Vocal Ensemble; the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers; and SMTD alumni and faculty—including first year assistant voice professor Jean Bernard Cerin—will all perform. There will also be a reading of King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”

In addition, the concert will feature the world premiere of “Don’t Look Away (Requiem for a World that Never Was),” a thought-provoking piece about racism in America commissioned by School of Music, Theatre, and Dance associate voice professor Dawn Pierce ’97 in collaboration with IC alumni John Conahan ’96 (composer) and Meaghan Boeing ’00 (librettist).

This concert will be livestreamed, and then available on demand a few days after the concert, both at www.ithaca.edu/academics/school-music-theatre-and-dance/live

Free, open to the public

Friday, January 27, 2023 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Ford Hall

Individuals who would like to request accessibility accommodations should contact ekibelsbeck@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests be made as soon as possible to ensure they can be met.

Event Type

Concert/Recital

Interests

Music

Schools

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Group
Ithaca College School of Music
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