Music and Justice Concert Program, Part One:
World premiere of Arturo O’Farrill’s I Dream a World... with trio, string quartet, and featuring India Carney, UCLA alum and finalist on The Voice.
Works performed by the choir Tonality, conducted by Alexander Lloyd Blake:
- Emmy Award-winning composer Joel Thompson‘s America Will Be (Langston Hughes, Emma Lazarus)
- Nick Strimple‘s Psalm 133
- Jared Jenkins‘ Democracy (Langston Hughes) featuring India Carney.
- Gerald Cohen‘s I felt my legs were praying (Psalm 35, Abraham Joshua Heschel)
World premiere of Dear Freedom Rider, a new choral piece by Diane White-Clayton for the UCLA African American ensemble.
Performance of The Gates of Justice by Dave Brubeck, featuring:
- Cantorial soloist: Azi Schwartz, Senior Cantor of Park Avenue Synagogue
- Baritone/spiritual vocalist: Phillip Bullock
- Jazz Trio: Darius Brubeck (piano), Chris Brubeck (bass), Dan Brubeck (drums)
- Choir: Tonality, members of Los Angeles African-American church and synagogue choirs, and the UCLA Chamber Singers
- Brass and Percussion: Students of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
- Conductor: Neal Stulberg, director of orchestra studies and conducting at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
The Music and Justice series is presented by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, The Milken Archive of Jewish Music, and the UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies.