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Fri Jan 14 - Mon Jan 24, 2022 // UMS Digital Presentation

Digital Presentation:
Sermon
Davóne Tines & The Philadelphia Orchestra

 

In this special digital performance, bass-baritone and activist Davóne Tines intersperses a group of readings with musical selections for a powerful, expressive sermon on themes of social justice.

Packaged as a sort of mini song cycle, Tines performs “You Want the Truth, but You Don’t Want to Know” from Anthony Davis’s opera X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X (a role he will perform at Michigan Opera Theatre in May 2022), as well as “Vigil,” which is both a work of art and a call to action co-written with Igee Dieudonné and dedicated to the memory of Breonna Taylor. John Adams’s “Shake the Heavens” from his Nativity oratorio El Niño pulses with urgent and frightening tremolos reminiscent of Handel’s Messiah that live up to the title and speak to our times. “As Schubert used the reflection of one’s self in a brook to examine the big questions of existence and reality, so does Tines in this assemblage of works that, collectively, hold up a mirror to where America is on race.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

This free digital performance is presented in conjunction with two live concerts by The Philadelphia Orchestra in March 2022.

This Digital Arts Adventure is made possible by the University of Michigan Credit Union.

UMCU Arts Adventures

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Fri Jan 14 - Mon Jan 24, 2022
UMS Digital Presentation

Digital Presentation:
Sermon
Davóne Tines & The Philadelphia Orchestra

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In this special digital performance, bass-baritone and activist Davóne Tines intersperses a group of readings with musical selections for a powerful, expressive sermon on themes of social justice.

Packaged as a sort of mini song cycle, Tines performs “You Want the Truth, but You Don’t Want to Know” from Anthony Davis’s opera X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X (a role he will perform at Michigan Opera Theatre in May 2022), as well as “Vigil,” which is both a work of art and a call to action co-written with Igee Dieudonné and dedicated to the memory of Breonna Taylor. John Adams’s “Shake the Heavens” from his Nativity oratorio El Niño pulses with urgent and frightening tremolos reminiscent of Handel’s Messiah that live up to the title and speak to our times. “As Schubert used the reflection of one’s self in a brook to examine the big questions of existence and reality, so does Tines in this assemblage of works that, collectively, hold up a mirror to where America is on race.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

This free digital performance is presented in conjunction with two live concerts by The Philadelphia Orchestra in March 2022.

This Digital Arts Adventure is made possible by the University of Michigan Credit Union.

UMCU Arts Adventures

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