Fort Worth Opera’s smash-hit Black History Month concert returns on February 20, 2022 with a starry line-up of internationally renowned artists.
Co-curated and co-hosted by Metropolitan Opera superstar soprano Karen Slack and FWO General Director Afton Battle, this eagerly anticipated concert will feature rousing performances by renowned opera singers Michelle Johnson, Limmie Pulliam, Audra Scott, Karen Slack, Brandie Sutton, Veronica Williams, bassist Laesio Littlejohn, FWO Lesley Resident Artist Brandon Bell, composer/vocalist Jasmine Barnes, flutist Malcolm Payne, and virtuoso pianists Dr. Gregory Thompson and Joseph Williams.
These incredible musicians will be joined by Dallas’s award-winning David W. Carter High School Choir, the exhilarating Bandan Koro African Drum & Dance Ensemble, and Sheran Goodspeed Keyton Gospel Ensemble, featuring pianist Myles Tate.
FWO's inspiring concert will feature works by Cyrus Chestnut, Duke Ellington, Shawn Okpebholo, Nina Simone, original pieces composed and performed by Veronica Williams and Jasmine Barnes, and beloved classics by Puccini, Verdi, Massenet, and other great operatic composers.
A Night of Black Excellence: Say It Loud - Songs of a Revolution is proudly supported by the Tarrant County Pearls Chapter of the Society Inc., the North Texas Community Foundation, Ego Tequila, Chef Derricka Clayton, Chef Andre Whatley, Chef Scott Scott, and Emodiez Decor.