Two new concerts will be presented in continuation of live, outdoor concert series in Alexandria. These concerts will be presented on Saturday, Aug. 29. This program of vibrant, meaningful and historic music pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary weekend of the March on Washington and that iconic demonstration in the fight for civil rights in the 1960s.
According to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, “These concerts will be presented in collaboration with the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts, featuring rising opera stars Alexandria Crichlow, soprano, and V. Savoy McIlwain, baritone, accompanied by Dr. Lester Green, piano and featuring narration by Pamela Simonson.”
As per the Alexandria Gazette Packet, “The concert series reflects a deliberate effort to highlight a diverse and representative roster of artists and composers. The Aug. 29 program is thematically significant in light of ongoing efforts to gain equality and justice, as well as related conversations about how the arts can and should engage these conversations and their communities. This concert series also recognizes the importance of finding ways to present live music for in-person audiences, especially during such difficult times.”