Lili Boulanger Of a Spring Morning
Lili Boulanger Of a Sad Evening
Joel Thompson Seven Last Words of the Unarmed
Gabriel Fauré Requiem, Op. 48

About The Program

“Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” is inspired by the final words of seven unarmed black men: Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., Trayvon Martin, Amadou Diallo, Michael Brown Jr., Oscar Grant III, John Crawford III, and Eric Garner. Bookending the piece are two contrasting works by Lili Boulanger and Fauré’s expressive and beautiful Requiem.

The concert concludes with a discussion moderated by Reverend Joshua Ward of Omega Baptist Church.