featuring Daniel Bernard Roumain and Matthew Shenoda

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 7-8:30 PM
RISD ProvWash Auditorium
20 Washington Place, Providence

FirstWorks and RISD invite you to join a community dinner and conversation with renowned violinist/composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) and Matthew Shenoda, Associate Provost for Social Equity and Inclusion at RISD, in dialogue on the role of the artist as social activist.

Known for his genre-shattering compositions, FirstWorks Artistic Ambassador DBR has garnered acclaim and commissions from institutions worldwide. His omnivorous collaborations span the worlds of Philip Glass, Bill T. Jones, Savion Glover and Lady Gaga. DBR’s contemporary opera “We Shall Not Be Moved” investigates issues of racial discord and inequality through a story set in 1980s Philadelphia, and was cited by the New York Times as “The Best Classical Performance of 2017.”

“Right now we need art that is resistant. We need art that is disruptive. And we need artists who are willing to be a part of what are some massive changes in terms of social justice and politics.”
– DBR

Part of FirstWorks’ Raise Your Voice Programming
Presented by FirstWorks in collaboration with RISD Center for Social Equity and Inclusion

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