A longtime Neighborhood Arts favorite and 2016 Artist-in-Residence with the Boston Police Department, multi-instrumentalist (erhu/violin) and composer Shaw Pong Liu returns this season with Code Listen 3.0, a musical collaboration that brings together mothers and teens who have lost a loved one to homicide, community social service and civic organizations, and Boston Police Officers. This special performance features Jason Palmer (jazz trumpet), Ashleigh Gordon (viola) and musicians of A Far Cry, with theatre direction by Pascale Florestal.
Together, the ensemble co-creates and performs a powerful music and narrative piece that encourages healing and dialogue on critical issues: gun violence, racial justice, and law enforcement practices, including original music by Liu.
Code Listen 3.0 uses music and stories to engage a citywide conversation on violence, racism, and police practices with public music-memorial-dialogue events during Homicide Survivor Awareness Month. Photo Memorial posters honoring over 70 loved ones lost to homicide will be displayed during the event.
Please join us for this extraordinary performance!
Celebrity Series of Boston is grateful to our 2019-20 Season Sponsors Amy & Joshua Boger, and to the many individual donors whose generosity supports Neighborhood Arts. Celebrity Series is also grateful to the following corporations, foundations, and government agencies for their support in the 2019-20 season:
Stephanie L. Brown Foundation
Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation
Bessie Pappas Charitable Foundation
Stifler Family Foundation
Neighborhood Arts is also made possible by support from the LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment & Innovation Funds of the Celebrity Series of Boston.