Reservations details to be announced.
Our 2022 Solo(s) Together project concludes with a concert featuring a Boston ensemble that's making news nationally and a widely-acclaimed composer and musician with local ties. A quartet from Boston's Castle of our Skins artist collective -- a group of artists of all kinds dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music -- performs contemporary works to include a to-be-announced piece for four instrumentalists by Daniel Bernard Roumain, with short solos for each of the performers and a conclusion that brings all the performers together.
Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) is a prolific and endlessly collaborative composer, performer, educator, and social entrepreneur. “About as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets” (New York Times), DBR has worked with artists from Philip Glass to Bill T. Jones to Lady Gaga; appeared on NPR, American Idol, and ESPN; and has collaborated with the Sydney Opera House and the City of Burlington, Vermont. Acclaimed as a violinist and activist, DBR’s career spans more than two decades, earning commissions by venerable artists and institutions worldwide. He recently composed the music for Jamila Wignot's feature documentary Ailey, and his music can be experienced this season in The Just and the Blind, his collaborative multimedia exploration of Black fatherhood and Black boyhood in an age of mass incarceration with spoken-word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph.
Current program information (check back for a complete listing closer to the performance):
Daniel Bernard Roumain
Music for Black People, No. 1, Relentless
Music for Black People, No. 1 – Relentless is just that: music for people who are Black. If you’re not Black, you can, of course, still listen to this music but you might not hear it. If that offends you, you might ask yourself why. Power and place to Black people!
This event is co-hosted by Ágora Cultural Architects and Celebrity Series of Boston Neighborhood Arts
This performance is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series' LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Innovation Funds.