Sunday, February 23, 2020
Opera in LIVING Color - A recital featuring the works of living black composers, with a display of artworks specially curated to accompany the musical program. Free admission.
Saturday & Sunday, June 27-28, 2020
Inaugural Davis Foundation National Vocal Competition - Contestants will compete for cash prizes in the interpretation of works by classical composers of color. Finalists will perform in a concert which will be free to the public.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Opera production & 2020 Gala
L’AMANT ANONYME, by Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges
Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) was a French-African composer commonly called
“The Black Mozart,” though his remarkable talents and adventurous life are far more compelling than such a simplistic comparison. Saint-Georges was one of the most famous swordsmen in Europe, a violinist, director of the Paris Opera, conductor and composer who founded his own orchestra. His comic opera L’AMANT ANONYME “The Unknown Lover”
is the only one of his several operas whose complete score exists today.