Lynn Mendoza-Khan singing with Resonance Ensemble and Oregon Symphony presents, "An African American Requiem"

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97205

Oregon Symphony and Resonance Ensemble join forces to present the World premiere of An African American Requiem, Portland composer Damien Geter’s bold, thought-provoking musical response to violence against African Americans in the United States. Combining traditional Latin Requiem texts with civil rights declarations, poetry, and the famous last words of Eric Garner, “I can’t breathe,” this performance will honor past and present victims of racial violence and spur reflection on how to build a more hopeful future.

Kazem Abdullah, conductor The African American Requiem Choir, featuring Resonance Ensemble, Kingdom Sound Gospel Ensemble, and members of regional choirs Katherine FitzGibbon, chorusmaster Brandie Sutton, soprano Karmesha Peake, mezzo-soprano Bernard Holcomb, tenor Kenneth Overton, baritone S. Renee Mitchell, poet and narrator

Damien Geter: An African American Requiem (World premiere)

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Presented in partnership with Resonance Ensemble