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Hearing The Future Special Concert: Were You There


  • WHEN Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 6 p.m.
  • WHERE Sandbox, 325 15th St., San Diego, CA 92101
  • AGES Not available
  • COST $40

As part of its Hearing the Future music festival, San Diego Symphony presents Were You There, a special concert with music by Handel, Matthew Aucoin as well as African-American spirituals.

America’s memory is short, fractured and skewed; this week’s tragedy is last week’s forgotten hashtag. Were You There, a musical and theatrical meditation featuring bass-baritone vocalist Davóne Tines, takes up the task of strengthening our collective memory by gathering and channeling some of America’s most prescient voices, from the words and melodies of African-American spirituals to the poetry of Walt Whitman.

It is an invitation to give voice to, and shed light on, the memory of the lives lost at the hands of racial injustice, in the hope that by illuminating past and recent tragedies, we understand better why they happened, and ensure that we do not repeat them. Were You There was developed and premiered by American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) and is directed by AMOC's co-artistic director, Zack Winokur.

For additional details call (619) 235-0804.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

A photo of bass-baritone Davóne Tines, courtesy of San Di...

Above: A photo of bass-baritone Davóne Tines, courtesy of San Diego Symphony.


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