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Saturday, May 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lawrence Brownlee, tenor
Myra Huang, pianist
This live stream performance serves as a community benefit concert for these partner organizations:
Watch the performance via livestream: $15
Music Worcester proudly announces this engagement of acclaimed vocalist Lawrence Brownlee as a community benefit concert via Live Stream from Worcester’s BrickBox Theater at the JMAC. All ticket sales proceeds from this virtual concert will be passed on to several programs and organizations addressing systemic racism and racial injustice in the Greater Worcester community. With your ticket purchase you will be supporting the Worcester Black History Project, OurStory Edutainment, and the Black Heritage Juneteenth Festival.
Following his 2018 Cycles Of My Being project, Brownlee brings a new program to Worcester: “Songs Of My Youth.”
Community Partnership with The College of the Holy Cross:
Statement from students: The “Music, Performance, and Community” seminar announces a partnership with Music Worcester in support of the upcoming Lawrence Brownlee concert and racial justice initiatives. Members of the seminar are raising funds to sponsor this performance, serving as both a fundraiser for Music Worcester and a student introduction to fundraising and development within arts administration. To learn more about the class, or to make a donation to their fundraiser (all funds to directly benefit Music Worcester), please visit siacomposingcommunity.com.
Click below to view the full program for this performance:
Full Program Information
Selections from the 24 Italian Songs & Arias
Caccini – Amarilli mia bella
Torelli – Tu lo sai
Legrenzi – Che fiero costume
Scarlatti – Già il sole dal Gange
German Art Songs
Schubert – Der Jüngling an der Quelle
Schubert – Nacht und Träume
Strauss – Heimliche Aufforderung
Strauss – Cäcilie
French Art Songs
Fauré – Après un rêve
Poulenc – Montparnasse
Liszt – Oh! Quand je dors
– Intermission –
Mozart – “Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön” from Die Zauberflöte
Mozart – “Il mio tesoro” from Don Giovanni
Britten – Down by the Salley Gardens
Weill – “Lonely House” from Street Scene
Spirituals arranged by Damien Sneed
Is there a finer Rossini tenor than Lawrence Brownlee?