Announcing the three-concert festival Song of America: A Celebration of Black Music, in cooperation with the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, is now available to stream online! The concerts will be available for 12-months, on-demand from the first date of broadcast; this means that everything will be available until the first week of June next year.
The three streamed concerts of the festival are available here:
Scroll down to “Die Konzertstreams”— and this section will link you to the pages of the three concerts.
Song of America: A Celebration of Black Music‹ is a mini-festival celebrating the music, poetry, and stories of Black composers, writers, and artists. Curated by Thomas Hampson and scholar/performer Dr Louise Toppin, with special assistance in the orchestral repertoire from conductor Roderick Cox, this festival brings the stories and artistry of Black Americans to the international stage with the message that this music is for everyone. This festival aims to lift up artists and artistic works that have been marginalized and amplify the beauty and creativity of their artistry. Writing Black artistic expression back into the narrative of American art music, this festival – in cooperation with Hampson’s not-for-profit Hampsong Foundation and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg – invites a global audience to participate in our celebration of Black musicality in all its rich and diverse expressions.