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University City Symphony Orchestra

  • 560 Music Center 560 Trinity Avenue University City, MO, 63130 United States (map)

Invitation To A Die-In by  Nkeiru Okoye for Baritone and Orchestra

Invitation To A Die-In is a “sung story” written in direct musical response to recent murders of unarmed Black men at the hands of police officers or vigilantes. It is part work for baritone and orchestra, that is simultaneously both monodrama, and performance art. An African-American baritone tells the story from the perspective of the deceased, their families, police officers, and citizens on all sides of the issue. Musically, it is a dramatic, stark portrait of African American men being hunted and haunted by the past.  The work was Commissioned by Ng Tian Hui and the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra In memory of Trayvon Martin.

Earlier Event: December 8
Gateway Men's Chorus
Later Event: April 8
William Baker Festival Singers