In 2019, the Harry T. Burleigh Society will host two events the weekend of March 2 -3rd that celebrate the legacy of Harry T. Burleigh and his contemporaries.
The first is “Fisk Jubilee Singers® Sing Harry T. Burleigh Spirituals” Carnegie Hall, March 2nd at 7:30pm. The world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers and the Harry T. Burleigh Society join in a historic performance celebrating Burleigh’s and Sheppards’ major contributions to the concert spiritual tradition. Tickets on sale now.
The second is “More Than the Promise of the American Myth: Rethinking Burleigh and Sheppard in the Second Gilded Age” Carnegie Hall, March 3rd from 9am - 3pm. This conference will consider Burleigh and Sheppard’s careers within the interrelationships between power, race, and virtuosity and investigate the liberatory potential of their work to challenge anti-blackness and make commands for America to be more than the promise of its myth. Free and open to the public. Registration encouraged.
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