Adrienne Danrich, soprano, leads the audience on a journey through the sights and sounds of the Harlem Renaissance in this performance chronicling one of the most exciting times for African American writers, singers, and composers. Harlem Renaissance includes pictures and songs of the 1920s through the early 1940s, highlighting the music of Billie Holiday, Margaret Bonds, Harold Arlen, and George Gershwin, and featuring new songs by New York based Composer Drew Hemenger.
That voice. Danrich’s spinto soprano is deep, expansive and powerful. She was stunning in arias from Puccini’s Turandot and Madame Butterfly, and she is a skilled interpreter of spirituals. Her excitement for and commitment to the music is palpable.