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Photos: Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY – THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES At Auburn University

This was an evening of memorable and beautiful music as they paid homage to Marian Anderson and Jessye Norman.

See photos of Our Song, Our Story, created and directed by composer, conductor, and multi-genre musician Damien Sneed.

Our Song, Our Story is an evening of music highlighting some of the world's most well-known operatic arias, art songs and spirituals. The concert brought together two of today's most exciting operatic voices in a diverse and powerful event featuring Raven McMillon and Amanda Lynn Bottoms, accompanied by Damien Sneed on piano and the Griot String Quartet; Amyr Joyner on violin, Messiah Ahmed on violin, Edward W. Hardy (The Woodsman) on viola, and Thapelo Masita on cello.

This was an evening of memorable and beautiful music as they paid homage to Marian Anderson and Jessye Norman, who have paved the way for them and other African American opera singers, as well as George Frideric Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and more.

Our Song, Our Story tour dates include The Jay & Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center, Auburn University/ Auburn, AL (November 15, 2022), Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Ordway Concert Hall/ St. Paul, MN (November 18, 2022), Harriman-Jewell Series, Folly Theater/ Kansas City, MO (November 20, 2022), Hamilton College, Wellin Hall/ Clinton, NY (January 21, 2023), Wheeler Opera House/ Aspen, CO (January 25, 2023), University of Redlands/ Redlands, CA (January 29, 2023), Tuesday Musical Association, EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall/ Akron, OH (February 2, 2023), Sheldon Concert Hall/ St. Louis, MO (February 4, 2023), Sunflower Performing Arts at Hesston College, Hesston Mennonite Church/ Hesston, KS (February 6, 2023), and Washington Performing Arts and CAAPA, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Terrace Theater/ Washington, DC (February 10, 2023).

Presented by IMG Artists, Our Song, Our Story 2022-23 Tour is produced by Lechateau Entertainment and sponsored by Walt & Ginger Woltosz.

Photo Credit: Edward W. Hardy

Photos: Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY – THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES At Auburn University
Amyr Joyner (violin), Messiah Ahmed (violin), Damien Sneed (piano), Amanda Lynn Bottoms (mezzo-soprano), Raven McMillon (soprano), Thapelo Masita (cello), Edward W. Hardy (viola)

Photos: Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY – THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES At Auburn University
Damien Sneed

Photos: Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY – THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES At Auburn University
Raven McMillon

Photos: Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY – THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES At Auburn University
Amanda Lynn Bottoms

Photos: Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY – THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES At Auburn University
Thapelo Masita (cello), and Edward W. Hardy (viola)

Photos: Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY – THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES At Auburn University
Amyr Joyner (violin), and Messiah Ahmed (violin)

Photos: Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY – THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES At Auburn University
Amanda Lynn Bottoms (mezzo-soprano), Edward W. Hardy (viola), and Thapelo Masita (cello)

Photos: Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY – THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES At Auburn University
Amyr Joyner (violin), Messiah Ahmed (violin), Auburn Univeristy Choir, Thapelo Masita (cello), and Edward W. Hardy (viola), Griot String Quartet

Photos: Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY – THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES At Auburn University
Amyr Joyner (violin), Messiah Ahmed (violin), Auburn Univeristy Choir, Thapelo Masita (cello), and Edward W. Hardy (viola), Griot String Quartet

Photos: Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY – THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES At Auburn University
Autographs of musicians Amyr Joyner, Messiah Ahmed, Damien Sneed, Amanda Lynn Bottoms, Raven McMillon, Thapelo Masita, and Edward W. Hardy.

Photos: Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY – THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES At Auburn University
Messiah Ahmed, Amyr Joyner, Raven McMillon, Amanda Lynn Bottoms, Thapelo Masita, and Edward W. Hardy, Griot String Quartet

Photos: Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY – THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES At Auburn University
J. P. Haynes and friends of Damien Sneed

Photos: Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY – THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES At Auburn University
J. P. Haynes and Damien Sneed

Photos: Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY – THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES At Auburn University
Amanda Lynn Bottoms, J. P. Haynes, Edward W. Hardy, Raven McMillon, Damien Sneed, Amyr Joyner, Messiah Ahmed, Thapelo Masita, and friends

 



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