Saturday, August 19th, 2023 @ 1:00:pm
Culture House DC
“The first time I heard Davóne, it was so clear that he sang because he had something to say, not simply because he has a beautiful voice…. He knows that music is here to meet real human needs and real divine imperatives…. With people like Davóne, this art form is being reborn at a scale that’s intimate, that’s personal, that has very high stakes. It’s not just the future of opera but the future of everything.”
—Peter Sellars, as quoted in the New Yorker, November 15, 2021
Recently named Musical America’s “Vocalist of the Year” for 2022, Davóne Tines is “[a] singer of immense power and fervor” (Los Angeles Times), celebrated internationally for a path-breaking approach that combines a diverse repertoire with exploration of current social issues. In this recital with piano maestro Lester Green (recently seen accompanying mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in our Home Delivery Plus 2021 online series), Tines grounds his program in the ordinarium of the Roman Catholic Mass—Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, and Agnus Dei—juxtaposing the music of Bach with settings by contemporary composers (see below) and drawing on the traditions of art song, spirituals, and gospel music.
Program includes works by J. S. BACH, MARGARET BONDS, IGÉE DIEUDONNÉ, JULIUS EASTMAN, MOSES HOGAN, CAROLINE SHAW, TYSHAWN SOREY, and DAVÓNE TINES
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