National Philharmonic: Portrait of a Queen – Free Streaming Concert
LocationFree Streaming Concert from Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Ln,
North Bethesda, 20852, MD
Piotr Gajewski, conductor. Carlos Simon’s moving Portrait of the Queen traces the evolution of Black people in America through the lens of one figurative Black woman who represents strength, courage, and selflessness. Dramatic spoken word, written by Courtney D. Ware, poetically expresses the thoughts and feelings of the protagonist, enhancing her musical portrait.
Julius Wirth, viola
Rehanna Thelwell, narrator
Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Flos Campi
Carlos Simon, Portrait of a Queen