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Pro Arte’s Spring Series: Salon 3
June 17 @ 8:00 pm
The Spring Salon Series takes place entirely online. Concerts premiere at 8pm on Thursday night and are available to watch through the following Sunday. On the night of the premiere, the performance will also be followed by a live Q&A session with that night’s musicians. Tickets for each performance are $20 for an individual or $35 for families. Click here to purchase tickets.
Dance in Celebration and Reflection
Juneteenth marks the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in the United States. We will come together in contemplation of the horrors of slavery and its lasting legacy, in celebration of emancipation, and in honor of the continuing work that must be done to eradicate white supremacy. We will share three works by African American composers, each of which has moments of dance and reflection. Florence Price’s String Quartet No. 2 in A minor weaves together her beautiful lyric writing and African American vernacular with daring chromaticism and vibrant movement. The third movement (of four) is a Juba, a dance developed by Africans brought to America against their will. Dorothy Rudd Moore’s Modes is a beautiful and compact three-movement work, which ends with an energetic, movement-inspiring finale. Wynton Marsalis’ At the Octoroon Balls is a set of scenes inspired by his early life in New Orleans. We will play three movements from this work – Creole Contradanzas, Blue Lights on the Bayou, and the Rampart Street Row House Rag.
PRICE String Quartet No. 2 in A minor
DOROTHY RUDD MOORE Modes
WYNTON MARSALIS At the Octoroon Balls