This weekend, Musical Theatre students present a student-produced film that explores the legacy of enslavement, while graduate certificate student and Los Angeles Orchestra Fellow Jay Julio Laureta’s ensemble, Sound Off! Music for Bail, presents a virtual concert and fundraiser for a national bail fund.
On Friday, Feb. 26 at 5:00 pm (PST), students in USC’s Musical Theatre program present “The Principles of Progeny,” a film that explores the two-dimensional legacy of the enslavement and colonization of Black and non-black peoples. The student-produced production showcases the contemporary and historic lenses of Black excellence through song, storytelling, and dance. RSVP for the Zoom event here.
On Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 pm (EST), Los Angeles Orchestra Fellow Jay Julio Laureta’s ensemble, Sound Off! Music for Bail, presents a livestreamed concert, “Composition for Abolition: Sound Off Changes the Times One Note at a Time.” Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Bail Project’s National Revolving Bail Fund and Sound Off’s continued work to educate audiences and mobilize artists against the prison-industrial complex. The concert is presented on the online concert platform Groupmuse with event partner Planetary Music Movement, a platform led by De’Siree Reeves and Dara Hankins to present concerts and forums celebrating music beyond the historical dominance of European ethnocentrism within the classical music tradition. Click here for more information.