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Angela Davis - Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra
Date Saturday May 26
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorFifth Stream Music
Location Details
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE
Requiem for a King

Composed by Anthony Brown
Spoken Word Performance by Angela Davis

Music Performed by
Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra
Voices of A Dream

Fifth Stream Music and the San Francisco International Arts Festival are delighted to present the world premiere of DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE Requiem for a King composed by Anthony Brown with original spoken word by Angela Davis performed by the Asian American Orchestra and vocal ensemble Voices of A Dream.

DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE honors the life of Reverend and activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the legacy of the civil rights movement he led.

On April 4, 1967, Dr. King delivered his most controversial speech, "Beyond Vietnam-A Time to Break Silence" at the Riverside Church in New York City. This prescient speech, which in no uncertain terms denounced the morality of the Vietnam War and our nation's violent military role around the world, evoked strong negative reactions in the media and mainstream America. Even fellow civil rights leaders turned against King, questioning his patriotism and wisdom in speaking out. One year later to the day, on April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.

"We are honored to present the world premiere of Dr. Anthony Brown's DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE Requiem for a King as the thematic focus and headlining event of the 2018 SF International Arts Festival. With original spoken word performed by Angela Davis, DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE inspires Americans to reflect on the issues Dr. King confronted that are still manifest within today's society." --Andrew Wood, Executive Director, SF International Arts Festival

$25-$65.

Added to the calendar on Monday May 21st, 2018 9:58 AM
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