Giving Thanks

2:00PM, Sunday, August 2, 2020
Dashon Burton:bass-baritone
Stefano Flavoni:piano
Suliman Tekalli and Ravenna Lipchik:violin
Olivia Chew:viola
Austin Fisher:cello
Uzee Brown, Jr.:Ain’t a that good news, This River
Harry T. Burleigh:My lord what a morning
Margaret Bonds:You can tell the world
Ludwig van Beethoven:String Quartet Op. 132, Heiliger Dankgesang
Post-concert:Join us immediately following the concert for a wine reception in the Blackbox Theater.

Beethoven wrote his String Quartet Op. 132 late in life, after recovering from a near-fatal illness. This “Holy Song of Thanksgiving” is a profoundly personal reflection on mortality and one of the most revered monuments of the chamber music repertoire. Resilience in the face of hardship and directly facing death are also two essential elements of the Black experience. Grammy Award-winning bass-baritone, Dashon Burton, will offer one of the musical monuments of the USA: African American spirituals.

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