Sunlight and Shadow: A Musicale of African American Song


Saturday, June 4, 3pm (Rain Date: Saturday, June 11)




Please note, this event has been postponed to Saturday, June 4.

Join one of Westchester’s favorite sopranos, Yolanda F. Johnson, and several of her musical colleagues, as they celebrate Black Music Appreciation Month by tracing the history of African American music from its origins in African song to spirituals, from the blues to operatic works like Porgy and Bess and art song compositions by Florence Price and Margaret Bonds. The audience will be carried away to the salons of the Harlem Renaissance by this specially curated concert in the courtyard. The performance will feature the premiere of Johnson’s new musical work, “Sunlight and Shadow,” inspired by a painting of the same name by Allan Rohan Crite, from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, on view earlier this year in the exhibition African American Art in the 20th Century.


Photo: Eric Bardin