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April 8, 2023 | 3:00 PM EST

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The Boston Festival Orchestra reflects on the ramifications of an exclusionary past and reconsiders the constructs of race, gender, and class through the Boston Athenæum's exhibit, Re-Reading Special Collections. The special exhibit showcases pieces of art from hidden voices in American history, giving a fresh perspective on the creators and makers of our artistic history. With a critical eye towards the past, and a hopeful outlook towards the future, Re-Reading adds music to the many layers of this on-going conversation. Featuring works by previously overshadowed composers, as well as fresh contemporary works by game-changing voices in classical music today, this concert acknowledges our roots as a country, both the good and the bad, and celebrates the steps we are taking to make  this world a more inclusive place. 

Join BFO Artistic Director Alyssa Wang and BFO musicians in an intimate dialogue about what it means to experience art, and how it can help us to relate to the world around us. Enjoy a wine and cheese reception following the concert, including a chance to explore parts of the Athenæum. This concert is free, but registration is required!


Selections from:

David Baker, selections from Roots II


Carlos Simon, Where two or three are gathered 


Florence Price, Cherry Blossoms in Her Hair

Alexandra Du Bois, L'apothéose d'un rêve

All Chamber Series concerts will take place at the

Boston Athenæum (Henry Long Room)

10 1/2 Beacon St. 

Boston, MA 02108

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