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Sweet Honey in the Rock | Affirmations for a New World | featuring Imagine Orchestra

Saturday • November 11, 2023   |   8:00 pm 9:00 pm

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One event on Sunday • November 12, 2023 at 4:00 pm

The concert will take place at the ICA/Boston.

Jazz Urbane Cafe, the Longy School of Music, and the Institute of Contemporary Art present:

Affirmations for a New World
featuring Sweet Honey In The Rock
composed by Longy Senior Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Bill Banfield

In 1973, Bernice Johnson Reagon founded Sweet Honey in the Rock, an a capella vocal ensemble founded with the mission to empower, educate, and entertain. Fifty years later, the legendary group celebrates in style with a monumental anniversary concert featuring performers from across generations. This unique, collaborative event features musicians from Jazz Urbane’s Imagine Orchestra, students from the Longy School of Music, and the incomparable voices of Sweet Honey in the Rock performing Boston composer William Banfield’s Symphony No. 10: Affirmations led by conductor Julius Williams. The concert also features a powerful, spirit-lifting solo set by Sweet Honey in the Rock.

For composer Banfield, Affirmations “affirms every great human power we have; love, imagination, fear and courage, the will to change, to dream, to ask questions, [and] to touch someone else’s soul.”

Both concert events will be sign-language interpreted.


Saturday • November 11, 2023
8:00 pm 9:00 pm
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Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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