CSO PROOF: Black Being

April 14, 2022 | 8 pm | Ballroom, Music Hall

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Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

Nathalie Joachim & Allison Loggins-Hull, composers and soloists

Jaki Shelton Green, poet

Co-Commissioned by The Arts Club of Chicago and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra


Ballroom, Music Hall

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CSO Proof

This concert is part of the Multicultural Awareness Council (MAC) Series

What's Interesting

Black Being, the latest co-composed work of acclaimed duo Flutronix (Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull), explores the black female experience in an evening-length song-cycle. In this immersive electro-acoustic presentation, Flutronix sets newly commissioned text by North Carolina poet laureate Jaki Shelton Green, “… a poet whose work exemplifies how poetry can spark conversation and can help us learn about one another’s lives and unique experiences, which promotes greater understanding.”  Through themes of strength, sacrifice, beauty, fear, and survival, Black Being gives voice to the complexities of black womanhood, and provides a musical lens into black female cultural realities and conditions.

Read more about Black Being.

Warning: This performance includes the use of flashing lights. Individuals with photosensitivity should attend at their own discretion.

NOTE: As of March 14, 2022 masks and proof of vaccination are no longer required to attend. Please visit cincinnatisymphony.org/safety to review our current health and safety protocols.

All dates, programs, artists and prices are subject to change.

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