CAAPA Presents Movin' On Up: Women and the Great Migration Opera Concert in MD on March 16
Movin' On Up Concert: Women and the Great Migration, presented by Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA), will be held at The Howard County Historical Society, located at 8328 Court Avenue Ellicott City, Md at 4pm to 5:30pm.
In partnership with The Howard County Historical Society, CAAPA will be showcasing the musical and literary journey to transport guests through time while providing cultural connections intended to educate and entertain audiences along the way. TTickets are free and available at http://bit.ly/
CAAPA, an arts-based non-profit organization headquartered in Prince George's County, offers programs to enhance community awareness of and access to a myriad of multi-genre arts programs, most notably those which highlight classical music. This Women's History Month celebration will feature the incredible vocal renderings by Sopranos, Denee Barr, and Elise Christina Jenkins with musical accompaniment by Violinist, Robin Fay Massie, and Pianist, Elizabeth Hill.
CAAPA is dedicated to "Bringing Color to the Classics," through The CAAPA Cause: community outreach, arts education, audience development, performance opportunities, and arts partnerships.
CAAPA Co-founder and Chair, Pamela T. Simonson states, "The impact of commerce, the arts, and culture as a result of The Great Migration was significant in this country. CAAPA is honored to have an opportunity to highlight contributions in music made by Black women during this era."
Simonson also explains what CAAPA intends for the audience to receive from this year's Movin On Up Concert. "It is CAAPA's hope to fulfill at least one of our five-point initiative including creating performance opportunities to showcase Black classical musicians."
Additionally, the Movin' on Up Series of events have been in partnership with the Maryland State Arts Council and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).
About the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts:
Founded in 2003 the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization in support of Black classical musicians and others in the performing arts. We are dedicated to "Bringing Color to the Classics," through The CAAPA Cause: community outreach, arts education, audience development, performance opportunities, and arts partnerships. For more information, visit www.4caapa.org.
About the Howard County Historical Society:
Founded in 1958, the Howard County Historical Society is primary private repository of historical records and artifacts related to Howard County's rich history, the Howard County Historical Society provides access to materials that aid in historical exploration, research and discovery for all ages and cultural groups.
Throughout the year, the Howard County Historical Society presents a wide variety of engaging public programs, concerts, lectures, and other activities. The Society also welcomes school groups, scouts, home schoolers, adult groups, and the public to participate through field trips and outreach programs. For more information, visit: http://hchsmd.org/