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New Morning for the World

Friday • June 5, 2020 • 3:15 pm

In response to and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests in New Haven and across the globe, the New Haven Symphony presented a virtual audio – visual experience, NEW MORNING FOR THE WORLD.

The video presentation by Peabody award-winning broadcaster and producer Elliott Forrest was paired with Joseph Schwantner’s New Morning for the World: Daybreak of Freedom, a live recording by the NHSO in April 2019. Opera Legend Harolyn Blackwell stars as the narrative voice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Coinciding with the video’s release was a live panel discussion hosted by Inner City News Editor Babz Rawls Ivy.

Live Video Panel Discussion


Jonathan Berryman, NHSO Board Director / Heritage Chorale Artistic Director
Harolyn Blackwell, soprano
Keith Churchwell, NHSO Board President / Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Yale New Haven Hospital
Zanaiya Leon, NHSO Board of Directors Harmony Fellow / University of New Haven Coordinator for Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion
Alasdair Neale, NHSO Music Director

Hosted by Babz Rawls Ivy, Inner City News Editor / WNHH Radio Host

April 2019 performance sponsored by:

Concert Sponsors: The Knights of Columbus
National Endowment for the Arts
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Venue Sponsor: Southern Connecticut State University
Community Youth Musicians Sponsor: The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven
Classics Series Media Sponsor: The New Haven Register
Concert Media Sponsor: Inner City News
KidTix Sponsor: Frontier Communications

Concerts on Demand and NHSO at Home Programs are sponsored by:
Wells Fargo Foundation
NewAlliance Foundation
Frontier Communications


Friday • June 5, 2020
3:15 pm
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