A tribute to the great African American singer, Roland Hayes, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his BSO debut with Philip Lima!
About this Event
A Roland Hayes Tribute, honoring the first African American man to win international acclaim as a concert artist. A tenor, who made his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in November 1923, Hayes was the first Black performer to appear with the BSO and did so regularly for the next 21 years. Acclaimed baritone Philip Lima will perform art songs, arias and spirituals that honor Hayes, alongside the Boston Public Quartet: Betsy Hinkle, violin; Jason Amos, viola; Emanuel Feldman, cello; and Joy Cline Phinney, piano.
In keeping with Classical with a Twist tradition the audience will enjoy light bites and a chance to mix with the artists at intermission.