Cherry Street Music will present A Roland Hayes Tribute honoring the first African American man to win international acclaim as a concert artist, on Sunday November 19th at 3PM, at The Allen Center in Newton.
A tenor who made his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in 1923, Roland Hayes was the first Black American performer to appear with the BSO and blazed the trail to public recognition of black singers as serious artists, including legends Paul Robeson, Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price. In celebration of the centennial of Hayes’ BSO debut, acclaimed baritone Philip Lima and tenor Fred C. VanNess, Jr. will perform art songs, arias and spirituals that honor Hayes, alongside the Boston Public Quartet: Betsy Hinkle, violin; Jason Amos,viola; Nicholas Johnson, cello; and Joy Cline Phinney, piano.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students, available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/714245376147?aff=oddtdtcreator
This concert is at The Allen Center in Newton:
35 Webster Street
Newton, MA 02465