August 4, 2022
Bass-Baritone Davóne Tines Performs the World Premiere of Concerto No. 2: ANTHEM With the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl on August 18
Davóne Tines
Davóne Tines
Noah Morrison

Creator and curator, Davóne Tines casts fresh light on American pride and identity with the world premiere of his latest work, Concerto No. 2: ANTHEM, presented on Thursday, August 18, at 8pm as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s summer Hollywood Bowl programming.

Concerto No. 2: ANTHEM, a new work created by Tines for voice and orchestra, is an examination of nationhood and our collective visions of America. The work follows the traditional concerto form and opens with a new arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” including its lesser-known verses, by composer of The Black Clown Michael Schachter. The work then moves into text by poet Mahogany L. Browne, Lincoln Center’s first Poet in Residence, followed by “Americana? v. Oh Freedom”—new works by Tines' frequent collaborators Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Tyshawn Sorey. The concerto closes with the Black National Anthem "Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” in a new arrangement by Schachter and Tines. As Tines explains, the piece ultimately asks “what should we, as a nation, be aspiring to?...what other songs might better articulate and speak to a need deeper than the notion of life for one by way of conquering another?”


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