The reviews are in!
See what critics are saying about Greenwood Overcomes:
“A laudable undertaking”
– The Wall Street Journal
“My favorites were the two performances by the superb young bass-baritone Davóne Tines… Also memorable was Issachah Savage, who channeled his lavish, buoyant tenor into directness and simplicity for H. Leslie Adams’s “Prayer.””
“Opera Pick of the Week”
– Air Mail
“A starry roster of Black opera singers presents a free-wheeling playlist in kaleidoscopic styles, including eight world premieres, all expertly accompanied by Howard Watkins, a chameleon of the piano.”
“Power worthy of the solemn occasion”
– Opera News
“The [concert] had a cumulative power worthy of the solemn occasion. When all eight singers took the stage for the finale, J. Rosamond Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” one particular lyric had a special resonance: “Sing a song full of the faith that our dark past has taught us.””
“[Deals with] faith, love and hope”
– Tulsa World
“The first concert in the city’s history to be devoted entirely to the art music by living Black composers… an evening of songs that dealt directly with two of the most fundamental things in human life — faith and love — and how those two elements come together to produce one of the most precious things on can possess: hope.”
Still haven’t seen it yet?
The full Saturday performance of Greenwood Overcomes is available on-demand FREE until 5/31/21. Don’t miss your chance to watch this historic concert!