Freedom Concert 150th Anniversary END of CIVIL WAR 13th Amendment ABOLISH SLAVERY

Program Draft:

Visual Art Exhibit: Hall of Liberty-Lobby
‘From Where We Came: The Art and Politics of Slavery’ (select panels from 2013 City Hall Exhibit, Office of Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Los Angeles City Council President, Council member District 10. Herb Wesson is First African American President of Los Angeles City Council

‘Michael Jackson At Rest’ (Art by Donna Angers) Hall of Liberty was location of Michael Jackson funeral service.

5:00 PM Preconcert lecture: Video and discussion of “Fight for Freedom”, award-winning documentary which details the formation of the United States Colored Troops and their role in the abolishment of slavery presented by Colonel (Retired) Franklin J. Henderson

6:00 PM Performance lineup (not necessarily in order of performance):

California State Military Reserve Color Guard

Air Nation Guard Band of the West Coast ‘Brass Quintet’

MusicUNTOLD Orchestra & Chorale (video) world 1st screening of Roy Harris ‘Bicentennial Symphony’-Endorsed by Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Symphony

Baritone Michael Paul Smith (west coast premiere of aria from Frederick Douglass Opera) & Pianist Polli Chambers-Salizar

Clarinetist Marcus Eley & Pianist Mary Au

Soprano Shelia Yvette Judson (west coast premiere of aria from Harriett Tubman Opera and Pianist Polli Chambers-Salizar

Violinist Annelle Gregory & Pianist Mary Au

Baritone Babatunde Akinboboye

Pianist Mary Au (west coast premiere of Duke Ellington’s ‘The Single Petal Of A Rose’

MusicUNTOLD Chorale (audio recording) and audience sing along of Langston Hughes ‘I Dream A World’

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