Sanctuaries

CONCERT SERIES

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TICKETS

Apr 23-25, 2020 at 7:30pm
North Warehouse | 723 N Tillamook St, Portland

Gentrification in Portland and the city’s redlining past go under the microscope in Darrell Grant’s jazz-classical chamber opera, Sanctuaries, with a libretto by two-time National Poetry Slam Champion Anis Mojgani and directed by Alexander Gedeon. Focusing on personal stories from the Albina neighborhood, this latest site-specific commission challenges Portland as a community to truly listen to and acknowledge marginalized voices while addressing issues of white privilege, racial equity and inclusion, and economic disparity.

Work
DARRELL GRANT | Sanctuaries 

Creative Team
DARRELL GRANT | composer
ANIS MOJGANIi | librettist
ALEXANDER GEDEON | director
EZRA WEISS | conductor
YUKI IZUMIHARA | set designer
CARL FABER | lighting designer
BRANIC HOWARD | sound engineer

Vocalists
DAMIEN GETER | bass-baritone
EMMANUEL HENREID | baritone
MARILYN KELLER |
ITHICA TELL |

Instrumentalists
RAUL GÓMEZ-ROJAS | violin
JOHN NASTOS | winds
DAVID PARMETER | bass
AVERY WAITE, cello
ROGER WOODS, winds
Piano, TBD
CHARLIE PORTER, Trumpet
CHRIS BROWN, Drums/Percussion

Sanctuaries is generously supported by
The Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights Initiative
Oregon Cultural Trust
The M.E.N.S.C.H. Fund
The MAP Fund

Concert Series is generously supported by
GEORGE ROWBOTTOM & MARILYN CRILLEY

Image courtesy of City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2010-003.427