Important Update: Due to the extreme weather, the DSO has not yet started rehearsing this week’s program. Therefore, we are very sorry to announce the cancellation of our Thursday performance of Beethoven's "Pastoral".

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

February 8, 2023

Wednesday
February 08, 2023
7:30pm

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MAURICE COHN conducts
KAREN SLACK soprano
NICHOLAS NEWTON bass-baritone

New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow’s widely acclaimed memoir is the source for this extremely moving story of his traumatic youth in Louisiana. What an amazing collection of talent: composer Terence Blanchard, one of the most influential figures in American jazz; librettist Kasi Lemmons, director of such remarkable films as Harriet and Eve’s Bayou; and a top-flight cast including many of America’s most brilliant singing actors. Fire Shut Up in My Bones is an opera for today, revealing the black experience in this country as few other operas have done.

PLEASE NOTE:  Fire Shut Up in My Bones addresses adult themes and contains some adult language.

Karen Slack

Karen Slack

Soprano

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Nicholas Newton

Nicholas Newton

Bass-Baritone

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