Festival Baltimore Concert 7: The Reaction — Spirituals, Gospel, and Art Songs by Black Composers

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Festival Baltimore Concert 7: The Reaction — Spirituals, Gospel, and Art Songs by Black Composers
Wednesday, June 26, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Festival Baltimore presents bass-baritone Carl DuPont and pianist Gregory Thompson in an incredible and unique journey. Their program, The Reaction: Spirituals, Gospel, and Art Songs by Black Composers, includes music by composers of the past and present and will feature some Baltimore premieres:

Hall Johnson (1888–1970)
Ain’t Got Time to Die
Witness
Take My Mother Home

Florence Price (1887–1953)
Song to the Dark Virgin (lyrics by Langston Hughes)

Eugene Hancock (1929–1994)
Absalom

Howard Swanson (1907–1908)
A Death Song Paul (lyrics by Lawrence Dunbar)

Robert Owens (1925–2017)
3 Lieder für Bariton und Klavier, Op. 20 (lyrics by Herman Hesse)

Marques L.A. Garrett (b. 1984)
Compensation

Carlos Simon, Jr. (b. 1986)
Nightfall (lyrics by Courtney Ware)

Matthew Evan Taylor (b. 1980)
The Reaction (lyrics by Matthew Taylor)

Dolores White
Sometimes I’m Not Myself (lyrics by Felix Morisseau-Leroy)
Bed Bug

Jacqueline Hairston
The Foolish Heart (lyrics by Countee Cullen)
She Sat Down For Freedom (lyrics by Jacqueline Hairston & Traditional Texts)
I Don’t Feel No-Ways Tired


Tickets are $0–25, available through Festival Baltimore here.


Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where Linehan Concert Hall is located — please see here for additional information.


This event is a production of Music for Minds, Inc., a non-profit organization.

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