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