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About The Performance
In this MetLiveArts digital premiere—a New York Times Critic’s Pick when first presented in 2018—powerful and incisive poems by Langston Hughes are set to music in a recital curated by soprano Julia Bullock. She is joined by John Arida (piano), Nicole Cabell (soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (piano and composition), Anthony McGill (clarinet), Jessie Montgomery (violin and composition), John Musto (piano and composition), Davóne Tines (bass-baritone), and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.
Said the Times: “Presiding with warm serenity over her small onstage family … Ms. Bullock brought together spoken texts, instrumental selections and songs, delivered by her and others. Her dusky voice, … breathed both humanity and epic grace into the music.”
Image: Julia Bullock with John Arida on piano / photo by Stephanie Berger