Sound Off: Music for Bail will host a livestream premiere at 7 p.m. EST on November 14 from Brooklyn’s City Reliquary museum featuring Dorothy Rudd Moore’s “Modes”, Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 4, Op. 44 No. 2, and William Grant Still’s “Lyric Quartette”. The evening’s performance of Moore’s “Modes” will be the first ever full recording of this work.
Musicians performing are violinists Giancarlo Latta of the Argus Quartet and Njioma Grevious of the Abeo Quartet, violist Jay Julio, and cellist Thapelo Masita of the Uhuru Quartet.
Brooklyn-based poet Kyle Carrero Lopez will share his poetry, and the work of thinkers and writers on the topic of abolition, between the music’s movements.
Sound Off: Music for Bail was founded this summer by Jay Julio. The innovative concert series combines classical music performances with presentations by individuals versed in the US prison-industrial complex and formerly incarcerated individuals in order to educate audiences and build inclusive communities.
Dorothy Rudd Moore (b. 1940) is a world renowned American composer and music educator, and one of the co-founders of the Society of Black Composers.
Learn more about the concert event, and register to view the livestream here.