Friday, Jun 11, 2021 8:00p -
Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music
Cambridge, MA 02139
Music, Performing Arts, Virtual & Streaming
On Friday, June 11, 2021, at 8pm eastern time, the Du Bois Orchestra will perform a free concert streamed live online (accessible via duboisorchestra.eventbrite.com). This will be the orchestra’s inaugural performance with its new artistic director and conductor, Dominique Hoskin. It will also be the ensemble’s first performance of the Covid era, and the first in a new collaboration with the Longy School of Music of Bard College. The Du Bois Orchestra, founded in 2015, is a chamber orchestra with a unique mission: using music to overcome social exclusion by elevating underrepresented voices in classical music through high quality musical performance, education, and community engagement.
The orchestra programs works by composers from underrepresented backgrounds alongside more well-known works from the canon. In his debut performance with the Du Bois Orchestra, Dominique will lead the ensemble in a Covid-friendly performance, live streamed from Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. Due to Covid precautions, the program will feature a small number of musicians spaced out throughout the venue, which will be closed to the public; the event will be available worldwide via live stream. Dominique began his musical career as a string bass player from Ellicott City, Maryland. He is a musician, leader, and aerospace devotee based in Cambridge, MA. In addition to his experience as the conductor and director of MIT’s IAP Orchestra and the MIT Pathos Ensemble, he is the rare artistic director who is also a PhD Candidate in Aerospace Engineering.
In keeping with the orchestra’s goal of performing works by composers from underrepresented backgrounds, the concert will open with Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ 2 Symphonies, Op.11. Saint-Georges’ work will be featured alongside Béla Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances, Gustav Holst’s St. Paul's Suite, and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. The event will last approximately 70 minutes. To reserve tickets ahead of time, visit duboisorchestra.eventbrite.com. The concert is free to attend, but not to produce - donations are always welcome and can be made while reserving your tickets.
Friday, June 11, 2021, 8pm
The Du Bois Orchestra
Conducted by Dominique Hoskin
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges
2 Symphonies, Op.11.
Romanian Folk Dances
St. Paul's Suite