The Virginia Symphony Orchestra Presents: Songs of Freedom
From February 02, 2018 until February 02, 2018
Friday, February 2 at 7:30 PM
Benjamin Rous, conductor
Songs of Freedom explores how communities along the Underground Railroad used spirituals to communicate and inspire hope in the pursuit of freedom. Though primarily expressions of faith, these spirituals may have served as disguised protests. A source of comfort and strength, these songs imagined a life of freedom and created a sense of unity and broader community among slaves. This program will draw on the work of Dr. Maureen Elgersman Lee and Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, of Hampton University and Norfolk State University, respectively. Both will lend their insights as part of the evening.
HOW TO BUY:
TCC Roper Performing Arts Center one hour before the show or buy online.
Visit the Virginia Symphony Orchestra website.