Darin Atwater and Soulful Symphony Present #OneBaltimore concert
for Protest, Hope, Healing and Common Ground
Baltimore, Md. (May 7, 2015) — Soulful Symphony, under the direction of Darin Atwater and in association with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, will present a free concert for Protest, Hope, Healing and Common Ground as part of the #OneBaltimore initiative on May 10 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
As a peaceful, musical response to the death of Freddie Gray and recent civil unrest, the program will include a mix of spirituals, gospel hymns and protest songs. In announcing the performance, Soulful Symphony founder and artistic director Darin Atwater said, “There are moments in history that call forth the gifts that we have been given. This is that moment!” #OneBaltimore is an initiative led by many civic and faith leaders to heal and unite the community members of Baltimore in the wake of conflict.
Note: Tickets for the concert are sold out, but media tickets can be requested by emailing [email protected]
COMPLETE PROGRAM DETAILS
#OneBaltimore Concert for Protest, Hope, Healing and Common Ground
Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 3:00pm
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Musical Program to include:
Songs of Protest
Songs of Hope
Songs of Healing
Songs of inspiration
Darin Atwater, conductor
Darin Atwater’s career has encompassed the roles of composer, conductor, pianist, record producer, artist, arranger, vocalist, entrepreneur, educator and arts advocate. Mr. Atwater made his orchestral debut as both composer and pianist in May 1995 with the National Symphony Orchestra with his Piano Concerto. As a Guest Conductor, he has appeared with the Baltimore Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.and the Columbus Symphony. Mr. Atwater previously served as the conductor in residence with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
In 2000, Mr. Atwater founded Soulful Symphony, an 85 member orchestra with vocals made up of mostly African American and Latino musicians. After 10 wildly successful seasons of sell-out performances in a joint venture with the Baltimore Symphony, Soulful Symphony entered into a historic partnership with Broadway Across America. Mr. Atwater records exclusively with Mack Avenue Records, his debut “Stone Tablets” will be released in 2015.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is also supported by the Citizens of Baltimore County and Baltimore City.