The March 2019 world premiere of Daniel Bernard Roumain’s The Just and the Blind at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall explored fatherhood, race, and the justice system through text, movement, and music. In photo (left to right), spoken-word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph, dancer/ choreographer Drew Dollaz, and Roumain (with violin).
Music and Social Justice
by James Chute
A recent blossoming of orchestral works is opening conversations about today’s most pressing concerns. Orchestras and music institutions are creating an unprecedented number of programs whose social impact goes well beyond the music itself. symphony