On Friday, October 30 WQXR will webcast selections from "To America", an event with music and poetry taking place at Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery this week. As part of the event, H. Leslie Adams' "Sence You Went Away" will be performed by baritone Kenneth Overton.
To America is a collaboration between Green-Wood and Death of Classical, curated by Andrew Ousley and Harry Weil, with Artistic Partner Liz Player and The Harlem Chamber Players.
Performances will feature music by Carlos Simon, H. Leslie Adams, Caroline Shaw, Leonard Bernstein, George Walker, and others, as well as poetry by James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, and Terrance Hayes.
Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery is the background for a night of performance inspired by the poetry of James Weldon Johnson, who is buried at Green-Wood and best known for his anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Curated by Death of Classical and Green-Wood, it will blend music, history, literature, and dance.
Photo of Kenneth Overton by S. Vinnik