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Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor
Kevin J. Miller, Piano


Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 7:30 PM EST


Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall


General: $25-40 | Student: $10

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an instrument of great beauty and expression”

—NPR Music

Concert Classics Series

About the Event

Lawrence Brownlee has been a regular at the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, and the Royal Opera House—and now, back by popular demand, at Princeton University Concerts. His voice—“an instrument of great beauty and expression” (NPR Music)—has been as celebrated for its power on the world’s greatest opera stages as it has been for its leadership within conversations about activism and diversity within classical music. The captivating tenor combines both talents into a new song cycle championing black writers and composers, presenting texts drawn from the Harlem Renaissance set to music by today’s premiere composers including Jasmine Barnes, Carlos Simon, Shawn Okpebholo, and Damien Sneed.

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Lawrence Brownlee Tenor

Kevin J. Miller Piano


  • "Rising"

    New settings of Harlem Renaissance texts by contemporary black composers

  • Damien Sneed

    Beauty That Is Never Old; The Gift to Sing; To America

  • Jeremiah Evans

    April Song; Lost Illusions; Southern Mansion

  • Brandon Spencer

    I Know My Soul; Dance of Love

  • Margaret Bonds

    Poeme d’Automne; Winter Moon; Young Love in Spring; Summer Storm

  • Joel Thompson

    Supplication; Compensation; My People

  • Jasmine Barnes

    Peace; Invocation

  • Shawn E. Okpebholo


  • Robert Owens

    Desire; Dream; Juliet; Man; In time of silver rain; Fulfillment; Night Song; Silence; Carolina Cabin; Songs; Sleep


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