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Damien Sneed, composer and pianist, sits on a piano bench with his hands over the keys. His face is turned towards the camera, and he is wearing a dark grey suit. The wall behind him is grey and two photographs hang on the wall.

Our Song, Our Story – The New Generation of Black Voices

Friday, November 18, 7:30PM

Ordway Concert Hall

An evening celebrating the world’s most well-known arias, art songs, and spirituals.


Created and directed by composer, conductor, and multi-genre musician Damien Sneed, Our Song, Our Story is an evening of music highlighting some of the world’s most well-known operatic arias, art songs and spirituals. The concert brings together two of today’s most exciting operatic voices in a diverse and powerful event featuring Raven McMillon and Raehann Bryce-Davis, and accompanied by a string quartet and Damien Sneed on piano. This will be an evening of memorable and beautiful music as they pay homage to Marian Anderson and Jessye Norman, who have paved the way for them and other African American opera singers, as well as George Frideric Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and more.

Copresented by the Arts Partnership (The Ordway, Minnesota Opera, Schubert Club and the SPCO)