The New Generation Project
Contemporizing the African American Art Song and Arranged Negro Spiritual
By Louise Toppin and Marquita Lister
In an effort to preserve America’s arranged Negro spiritual and introduce unknown African American poets through art songs, internationally known sopranos Louise Toppin and Marquita Lister are pioneering The New Generation Project.
Through the project, they are commissioning new work from dozens of composers and poets to create a new songbook that confirms the contemporary relevancy of the art song and spiritual
Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 8:00pm
Friday September 5, 2014 at 8:00pm
Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 8:00pm
Kenan Music Building
traditions. The Process Series showcase will provide listeners with an opportunity to experience the breadth of musical and textural expression of the composers while providing feedback on the creation of select songs.
Note: a Thursday invited dress rehearsal was added. The Saturday performance went on as scheduled despite the UNC football game.