HISTORY’S PERSISTENT VOICE curated by Julia Bullock

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Artists

Christian Reif

Conductor

Julia Bullock

curator and classical singer

Hana S. Kim

visual artist

Members of the San Francisco Symphony

program

Five Freedom Songs​
[SF Symphony Co-commission]
Jessie Montgomery
I Come Up the Hard Way
[world premiere]
Carolyn Yarnell
ain’t my home
[world premiere]
Carolyn Yarnell
Mama’s Little Precious Thing
[West Coast premiere]
Allison Loggins-Hull
Quilt
[SF Symphony commission,
world premiere]
Pamela Z
Green Pastures
[West Coast premiere]
Tania León

performances

Davies Symphony Hall

Tue, May 17, 2022 at 7:30PM

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THIS CONCERT IS PRESENTED
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY'S PRESENTATION HISTORY'S PERSISTENT VOICE IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF SOLOMON B. CERA

THIS CONCERT IS FUNDED IN PART BY THE  AMPHION FOUNDATION, INC.

Event Description

San Francisco Symphony Collaborative Partner Julia Bullock shares History’s Persistent Voice, her original and ever-developing program, which highlights the words, work, and experiences of Black American artists. In this mixed media concert, voices spanning across generations who were enslaved through the 1860s are heard alongside those who lived through years of convict leasing, share cropping, Jim Crow, and mass incarceration.

Curated and performed by Julia Bullock, with Christian Reif conducting the San Francisco Symphony, and visual art installations designed by Hana S. Kim, History’s Persistent Voice features all-new commissioned music by an esteemed roster of American women of color, including Jessie Montgomery, Carolyn Yarnell, Allison Loggins-Hull, Pamela Z, and Tania León.

Although cycles of violence, oppression, and demoralization are ongoing, for these artists it’s clear how various forms of human expression can facilitate some manifestation of liberation and freedom.

For more information, including full program notes, visit the San Francisco Symphony’s digital program book platform at sfsymphony.encoreplus.app or text “SFS Concert” to 55741.