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BFO: Juneteenth Celebration with Seth Parker Woods, cello

June 19 @ 8:00 pm

TICKETS: Premium Reserved $49 | General Reserved $29 | Lawn $20 | Children & Students (with valid student ID) $10
GATES OPEN: @ 5:45 Early Entry | 6:00 General Public
ALCOHOL: Patrons will be permitted to bring in outside alcohol for this performance


Program: Juneteenth Celebration

Featuring music by Black composers:

Valerie Coleman: Umoja

Tyshawn Sorey: For Roscoe Mitchell

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Calvary Ostinato from Lamentations

Adolphus Hailstork: from Symphony No. 4, Still Holding On

Julius Eastman: Femenine

At this time, Britt does not plan on requiring any COVID patron restrictions during the 2022 season.

Guest Artist: Seth Parker Woods

Recipient of the 2022 Chamber Music America Michael Jaffee Visionary Award and hailed by The Guardian as “a cellist of power and grace” who possesses “mature artistry and willingness to go to the brink,” cellist Seth Parker Woods has established a reputation as a versatile artist straddling several genres. In addition to solo performances, he has appeared with the Ictus Ensemble (Brussels, BE), Ensemble L’Arsenale (IT), zone Experimental (CH), Basel Sinfonietta (CH), Ensemble LPR, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the Atlanta and Seattle Symphony’s. A fierce advocate for contemporary arts, Woods has collaborated and worked with a wide range of artists ranging from the likes of Louis Andriessen, Elliott Carter, Heinz Holliger, G. F. Haas, Helmut Lachenmann, Klaus Lang, and Peter Eötvos to Peter Gabriel, Sting, Lou Reed, Dame Shirley Bassey, and Rachael Yamagata to such visual artists as Ron Athey, Vanessa Beecroft, Jack Early, Adam Pendleton, and Aldo Tambellini.

Woods’ 2021-22 season will include debuts at The Britt Festival, 92nd Street Y, Harbourfront Theatre, Chamber Music Society of Virginia, Ojai Festival, Washington Performing Arts, The Strathmore, The Weisman Art Museum and Harvard. This season of performances will also include concertos by Rebecca Saunders and Tyshawn Sorey, and chamber music with violinist Hilary Hahn and pianist Andreas Haefliger. Woods will serve as Artist in Residence at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music and Northwestern University – Center for New Music. Read More

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Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 PM on the Sam & Hannelore Enfield Stage in the Performance Garden

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