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Tulsa Opera Announces Additional Performance & Live-Stream of Greenwood Overcomes
May 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
One event on May 2, 2021 at 2:30 pm
Due to high demand, Tulsa Opera has announced a second performance of Greenwood Overcomes featuring a program of works by 23 living Black composers performed by eight Black artists to commemorate the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The performances will be Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. CT and Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. CT at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Additionally, the Saturday performance will be live-streamed free on Tulsa Opera’s website, TulsaOpera.com, enabling a worldwide audience to experience the event. The live-stream will be available to watch through May 31. Tickets for the live performances have been priced for accessibility to all at $35, $25, and $10. Tulsa Opera is also partnering with community organizations and churches to provide free tickets to underserved communities for the performances. The audience size for the live concerts is socially-distanced owing to COVID-19 safety protocols.
Greenwood Overcomes is part of a citywide commemoration effort spearheaded by the concert’s co-producer, the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission (Tulsa2021.org), which is dedicated to producing and promoting projects that further the remembrance and honor the legacy of Black Wall Street, the Greenwood neighborhood that was razed by mobs of white residents on May 31–June 1, 1921. The massacre is recognized as one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history and resulted in the murder of hundreds, the destruction of six thousand Black-owned businesses, and the rendering of thousands homeless.
The concert will also feature works by H. Leslie Adams, Peter Ashbourne, Jasmine Barnes, Kathryn Bostic, B.E. Boykin, Valerie Capers, Roland Carter, Melanie DeMore, Marques L. A. Garrett, Adolphus Hailstork(a BQ composer), Tania León(BQ composer), Quinn Mason (a NextNotes creator), Andre Myers, Rosephanye Powell, Carlos Simon, Damien Sneed, Tyshawn Sorey, and Nolan Williams, Jr with the composers ranging in age from 24 to 88.
Tickets are $35 for orchestra seating, $25 for mezzanine seating, and $10 for balcony seating.
Learn more and buy tickets here.