May 17, 2022
"Greenwood Overcomes," Tulsa Opera’s Concert Marking the Centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre, To Be Broadcast Nationally
Greenwood Overcomes performers and composers. Row I, l-r: H. Leslie Adams, Peter Ashbourne, Jasmine Barnes, David Bontemps, Kathryn Bostic, B.E. Boykin, Valerie Capers, Roland Carter; Row II, l-r: Anthony Davis, Melanie DeMore, Marques L. A. Garrett, Stewart Goodyear, Denyce Graves, Adolphus Hailstork, Leah Hawkins, James Lee III; Row III, l-r; Tania León, Quinn Mason, Leona Mitchell, Andre Myers, Nkeiru Okoye, Rosephanye Powell, Issachah Savage, Carlos Simon; Row IV, l-r: Damien Sneed, Tyshawn Sorey, Noah Stewart, Krysty Swann, Kevin Thompson, Davóne Tines, Howard Watkins, and Nolan Williams, Jr.
Greenwood Overcomes performers and composers. Row I, l-r: H. Leslie Adams, Peter Ashbourne, Jasmine Barnes, David Bontemps, Kathryn Bostic, B.E. Boykin, Valerie Capers, Roland Carter; Row II, l-r: Anthony Davis, Melanie DeMore, Marques L. A. Garrett, Stewart Goodyear, Denyce Graves, Adolphus Hailstork, Leah Hawkins, James Lee III; Row III, l-r; Tania León, Quinn Mason, Leona Mitchell, Andre Myers, Nkeiru Okoye, Rosephanye Powell, Issachah Savage, Carlos Simon; Row IV, l-r: Damien Sneed, Tyshawn Sorey, Noah Stewart, Krysty Swann, Kevin Thompson, Davóne Tines, Howard Watkins, and Nolan Williams, Jr.

The broadcast, produced by GBH music, features eight leading Black classical artists performing works by 23 living Black composers

Greenwood Overcomes will be available to public media stations nationally through PRX beginning Saturday, June 4; will stream on-demand on CRB Classical starting Sunday, June 5; and air on Boston’s CRB Classical 99.5 on Sunday, June 5 at 7 pm ET

BOSTON (May 17, 2022) – Public media producer GBH presents Greenwood Overcomes, a special two-hour radio broadcast of the Tulsa Opera’s 2021 concert commemorating the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Hosted by GBH’s Arun Rath, Greenwood Overcomes features works by 23 living Black composers, performed by eight Black artists including mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves; soprano Leah Hawkins; soprano Leona Mitchell; tenor Issachah Savage; tenor Noah Stewart; mezzo-soprano Krysty Swann; bass Kevin Thompson; and bass-baritone Davóne Tines. The program, which included eight world premieres, was co-curated by Tulsa Opera Artistic Director and composer Tobias Picker and Metropolitan Opera Pianist and Assistant Conductor Howard Watkins, who featured as pianist throughout the broadcast.

Offered by GBH Music, home to the music channels and associated music content from Boston public media producer GBH, Greenwood Overcomes will be available to public media stations nationally through PRX starting on June 4, 2022. The program will air locally in Boston on CRB Classical 99.5 at 7 pm and will be available for on-demand streaming on the CRB Classical website at the same time.

READ FULL PRESS RELEASE

 

See Related:
Back to List
Back to Top