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Bay Chamber Concerts co-presents Quodlibet Ensemble, Mobley in digital world premiere

Oct 01, 2020
Quodlibet Ensemble with Regianld Mobley, countertenor.

From Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. through Tuesday, Nov. 3 (Election Day), at 5 p.m., Bay Chamber Concerts broadcasts "Coming Together" on its YouTube channel. Quodlibet Ensemble and countertenor Reginald Mobley are featured in this digital world premiere that traces a journey from struggle to hope. Co- presented by Five Boroughs Music Festival, Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC), Tippet Rise Art Center and Bay Chamber Concerts, the 60-minute film begins with Frederic Rzewski's Coming Together for narrator and ensemble with text by Samuel Melville, one of the leaders of the revolt against police brutality at Attica Prison in 1971; followed by a set of four songs and spirituals by Florence Price, the first African American female composer to gain national recognition; and J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 54, Widerstehe doch der Sünde, which urges the listener to stay true to the righteous path, despite temptation.

The project is presented in partnership with VOTESart, a non-partisan organization that combines musical performances with raising awareness about voters’ rights and voter registration. The film is directed by Pastor Isaac Scott, an award-winning social impact, multimedia artist and human rights activist who was formerly incarcerated and now works to counter negative narratives of people whose lives have been impacted by the justice system.

For more information on this free YouTube broadcast, please visit baychamberconcerts.org or call 207-236-2823.

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