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Danrich, who wrote this show, shines as its sun, and not just because of her gorgeous singing. Her passion for that admirable group of black Harlem artists and intellectuals, some famous and some forgotten, came through in her body language and in every word and note.

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AIDS Quilt Songbook @ TWENTY

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Sing for Hope

2012

 

On World AIDS Day, December 1, 2012, Sing for Hope will present AIDS Quilt Songbook @ 20 at The Great Hall at The Copper Union-New York, NY. This is a celebratory concert commemorating the 20th anniversary of the classical music world’s first organized response to the AIDS crisis.

All proceeds from AIDS Quilt Songbook @ TWENTY will go to support Sing for Hope’s ongoing programming at Bailey-Holt House in Greenwich Village, the nation’s first congregate residence for people living with HIV/AIDS, which was badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the classical music world’s first organized response to the AIDS crisis, Sing for Hope’s AIDS Quilt Songbook @ TWENTY features many of the country’s leading musical artists, including John Musto, Fred Hersch, Amy Burton, Adrienne Danrich, Anthony Dean Griffey, Heather Johnson, Suzanne Mentzer, Sidney Outlaw, Randall Scarlata, Michael Slattery, Monica Yunus, Camille Zamora, and Kurt Ollmann and William Sharp – two of the surviving baritones of the 1992 premiere – with artistic director Thomas Bagwell. Produced in partnership with original Songbook producer Philip Caggiano and Cooper Union, the performance also features actors Alan Mingo, Jr. and Kyle Minshew, and is directed by Lorca Peress assisted by Heidi Lauren Duke.Featuring WORLD PREMIERES by Robert Aldridge, Juhi Bansal, Herschel Garfein, Stephen Dembski, Drew Hemenger, Fred Hersch, Gilda Lyons, John Musto, Jack Perla, and Wolfram Wagner, as well as compositions by Lawrence Axelrod, Carol Barnett, William Bolcom, Robert Chesley, Conrad Cummings, Chris DeBlasio, David Del Tredici, Stephen Dembski, Scott Gendel, Ricky Ian Gordon, Jake Heggie, Kevin Oldham, Eric Reda, Ned Rorem, and Donald Wheelock.