Renowned tenor Lawrence Brownlee's new song cycle 'Rising' premieres at Emory
The renowned tenor Lawrence Brownlee is a leading figure in opera both as a singer on the world’s top stages and as a voice for activism and diversity. He commissioned six of today’s acclaimed African-American composers to set poetry from giants of the Harlem Renaissance to song.
“Rising” is the title of the new song cycle, which Brownlee will premiere with pianist Kevin J. Miller on tour at venues including Carnegie Hall in New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and in Atlanta at Emory University Schwartz Center on Friday, March 17.
In this interview, Lawrence Brownlee joined “City Lights” Host Lois Reitzes ahead of the big concert in Atlanta.
More information on Friday’s show at Emory’s Schwartz Center is available here.