Date(s) - 04/19/2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rise, by Judah Adashi (’98) and Tameka Cage Conley, bears witness to America’s civil rights journey from Selma to Ferguson. Its first performance took place on April 19, 2015. That same day, Freddie Gray died in police custody, sparking the Baltimore Uprising. One year later, we honor Freddie Gray and Baltimore with a free performance of Rise at Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church.
The April 19 event begins at 6:30pm with a conversation on art and activism in Baltimore, featuring Aaron Maybin, Sonja Sohn, Tariq Touré and D. Watkins. At 7:30pm, cellist Lavena Johanson premieres The Beauty of the Protest, inspired by the iconic Uprising photos of Devin Allen. Rise follows, featuring Afro Blue, the Howard University Choir, the Occasional Symphony and the Peabody Community Chorus.
Information and reservations are available at www.RiseBmore2016.com. You can also follow the event on social media at @RiseBmore2016 and using #RiseBmore2016. RiseBmore2016 is sponsored by the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.