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Take a Stand:
A Concert for Black Lives

September 10, 2020 at 7:30pm



"Take a Stand: A Concert For Black Lives" 
was offered in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and featured solo, orchestral, and chamber performances, as well as a panel discussion about the diversification of classical music.


  • Sonata No. 2 in E-flat for Two Violins Joseph Bologne, arr. Pierce Yamaoka (Mitzy Nonaka, flute; Pierce Yamaoka, trumpet)

  • Original compositions Clérida

  • The Joys of Bottomless Brunch: Three Improvisations for Bassoon Joy Guidry (Joy Guidry, bassoon)

  • Starwater Taffy - Alice Jones (Priscilla Rinehart, horn)

  • Tableau No. VI for Solo Horn Tyson Davis (Priscilla RInehart, horn)

  • Lyric for Strings George Walker (PROTESTRA String Orchestra; Michelle Rofrano, conductor)

  • To Be Christina Morris

  • Summerland - William Grant Still (Natasha Loomis, flute; Michelle Rofrano, piano)

  • Symphony No. 4 in D minor: II. Andante cantabile - Florence Price (PROTESTRA Orchestra; Michelle Rofrano, conductor)

In between musical selections were excerpts of an enlightening and thought-provoking panel discussion on the diversification of classical music.



Clérida Eltimé - Classically trained, hiphop/pop/R&B cellist

Joy Guidry - Bassonist and composer

Priscilla Rinehart - Horn, "Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway; PROTESTRA Board Secretary

Moderated by Christina Morris, PROTESTRA Assistant Conductor


All proceeds and ticket sales went to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Black Classical Music Educators. 

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