Voices - Resonance Ensemble
This is a past event. Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 4:00pm 6:00pm
Cerimon House 5131 N.E. 23rd Ave., Portland, OR 97211
Whose voices are heard, and whose excluded? This concert considers different perspectives on racial inequality, including a powerful work by Ysaye Barnwell (Sweet Honey in the Rock), Truth, Pressed to Earth, Shall Rise. There will be songs of feeling like “the other,” longing for a homeland and wanting to heal wounds, with music from Native American traditions to John Adams.
The event features the world premiere of Damien Geter’s arrangement of the spiritual, “There’s a Man Goin’ Round,” with Geter himself as the soloist. And Vin Shambry will reprise his powerful sung monologue, “Brother Man,” which he performed at Resonance’s June Only in Falling concert.
Kenji Bunch, Artistic Director of Fear No Music, will perform his 2016 solo viola work “Minidoka,” a haunting reflection on a visit to one of the shameful internment camps of Japanese-American citizens during World War II.
Audience members are invited to remain after the concert for a conversation with the artists, over a glass of wine, in the historic Cerimon House. Recently restored and renovated, Cerimon House is a popular nonprofit cultural center located in the heart of the Alberta Arts District. For more information on Cerimon House, including transit and parking, visit cerimonhouse.org.