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The Dream Unfinished Activist Orchestra: “Music for Mother Earth” Panel and Performance – 4/21/19

By April 21, 2019 July 8th, 2019 No Comments

Bridging the work of composers and activists who hail from communities impacted by climate change, activist orchestra The Dream Unfinished presents Deep River, a 2019 series of events throughout New York City that use classical music as a platform for dialogue surrounding the under-appreciated intersection of climate and social justice. Kick off our season with us at our launch, hosted by the New York Society for Ethical Culture on April 21st, Earth Day Sunday.

Panelists: Laura Kaminsky, Eun Lee, Kyle Walker, Emily Kalish

Program:

Harry Burleigh/Samuel Coleridge Taylor/Maud Powell – Deep River
Laura Kaminsky – undercurrent
Roberto Sierra – Sonata para violín y piano (2010) – I. Expresivo, IV. Rítmico

The Dream Unfinished is an activist orchestra. Its mission is to use classical music as a platform to engage audiences in dialogues surrounding social and racial justice. Since 2015, The Dream Unfinished has staged performances throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens, and partnered with organizations such as the Center for Constitutional Rights, Black Women’s Blueprint, African American Policy Forum, and others. Past seasons have centered on police brutality, the #SayHerName movement, the school to prison pipeline, and the current immigration crisis. The Dream Unfinished has people of color in the orchestra, in the music, behind the scenes, and in the audiences. We are an orchestra that looks and sounds like New York City, and through music, explores pressing issues which are affecting our communities.

View all our videos on our Ethical NYC YouTube channel.

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