This June, multi-genre musical artist and social justice advocate Adrian Dunn joins Chicago Philharmonic for a performance of Redemption, a new collection of spirituals and gospel songs that re-imagine and modernize the genre’s historical roots, celebrate African American history, and honor victims of systemic injustice across the country. Each song in Redemption, written and arranged by Dunn, has a powerful message, with many dedicated to nationally recognized cases of injustice that sparked an outcry for social change. Joining Adrian Dunn and the full Chicago Philharmonic orchestra onstage are the Adrian Dunn Singers, an all-black professional vocal ensemble established in 2018.
Also featured in this concert is young violin virtuoso Njioma Grevious, Juilliard student and 2016 White House performer, in Marcus Norris’ Glory. Redemption will also include an orchestral arrangement of the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing, arranged for orchestra by Adrian Dunn and Dennis Atkinson Jr.
This performance is produced in partnership with the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater. It will be recorded live on the Harris Theater stage on June 5, and streamed exclusively through HT Virtual Stage beginning June 29.
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