John Holiday is an ascendant countertenor whose programs weave opera with traditional African American music. His voice has been praised as "a thing of astonishing beauty"(The New Yorker), "arrestingly powerful, secure, and dramatically high" (The Wall Street Journal), and "timeless" (The Washington Post). Inspired by the exhibition of Jacob Lawrence's narrative series Struggle. . .From the History of the American People, Holiday creates an urgent program that juxtaposes classical Italian opera with Civil Rights–era songs by African American composers, including Margaret Bonds and H. Leslie Adams.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle.
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Bring the Kids for $1 (ages 6–16).
Tickets include same-day Museum admission.