Stamford Symphony Presents For Justice and Peace
November 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join Stamford Symphony on November 14, 2021 at 4pm for a profound music presentation!
Opening night of this performance includes African American composer Xavier Foley’s For Justice and Peace. Foley wrote this exquisite piece of music to mark the 400 years of slavery with the arrival of the slave ship White Lion in Jamestown. According to Foley the piece is meant to “embody the struggle that African Americans went through colonial times to modern times.” Foley included the unique elements of a gavel and a chorus in his concerto to represent specific aspects of the African American experience. He said, “The gavel in the work represents the multiple occasions where African Americans attempted to seek justice in a courtroom that, over time, became less of a place of fair judgement for the person of color. The chorus in the concerto was used to represent the moments where African slaves would sing together in an attempt to evoke feelings of comfort and joy during a time where a majority of privileges and basic human rights were revoked on the basis of skin color.”
For Justice and Peace is a concerto for violin and double bass, and, as a renowned bass soloist, Xavier Foley will perform the double bass part. The violin part will be performed by award-winning soloist, Eunice Kim. The program will also include optimistic, vivacious and fun works by Prokofiev and Bizet.
Tickets are on sale now. For more information on Stamford Symphony’s For Justice and Peace performance, visit https://www.stamfordsymphony.org/for-justice-and-peace/
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