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Crossing the Line to Freedom: A Musical Narrative

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Pre-Performance Talk: 1:30pm
Performance: 2:00-3:00pm
First Church in Roxbury
Free and open to the public

In celebration of Juneteenth, BOSTON LYRIC OPERA and CASTLE OF OUR SKINS reprise this impactful concert series showcasing the lives and stories of legendary liberators through the music of opera. Paired with spoken word, art song, spirituals and history, these inspiring lives take center stage: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., Marian Anderson, Roland Hayes, and Paul Robeson.

Featuring the music of composers such as Nkeiru Okoye, Adolphus Hailstork, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and Undine Smith Moore.

About Castle of our Skins: Born out of the desire to foster cultural curiosity, Castle of our Skins is a concert and educational series dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music.