United Strings of Color Violin Vigil
The United Strings of Color quartet was formed in 2018, by the non-profit Philharmonic Association, as a project to address racial disparity in classical music. After the death of Elijah McClain, an amateur violinist, musicians around the country began holding Violin Vigils. United Strings of Color wanted to follow suit as a response to our current time of reckoning and calls for societal transformation. Our Violin Vigils incorporate poetry and music to commemorate Black lives lost and to call for equal justice for all.
After our first Vigil on May 1, a reviewer from the online arts journal, Classical Voice North Carolina wrote: “There’s hope for our nation, when there are youngsters like these poets and instrumentalists who are prepared to propel us into a more united, more peaceful future.” You can see the full article at: https://cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=9976
All events are free and outdoors, but we ask that audience members register to control crowd size for social distancing and to notify in case of inclement weather. There is a rain date of May 27 for this event. Audience members should bring their own seating and protection for sun or rain. Register at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aa8aa2fa0f5c25-violin1
For a taste of the program, view this promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DhWDkn2aCs