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Portrait of Margaret Bonds by Carl Van Vechten Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection. 

Wednesday, August 10, 7:30pm

Berkshire Museum’s Ellen Crane Memorial Room
39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA


Although this concert is free to the public, seats will fill up quickly, so reservations are required.

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with TRAVIS BLOOM, piano

Berkshire Opera Festival presents an evening of arias and art songs by Black composers sung by renowned soprano Kearstin Piper Brown and acclaimed tenor Joshua Blue. Neglected for far too long, these trailblazing women and men wrote outstanding, powerful works that influenced generations of composers to come. BOF is proud to celebrate this rich history of music from two centuries ago to the present day.


This free concert will give you an opportunity to hear this magnificent music in person. Bring your friends and family and enjoy this intimate performance in Berkshire Museum’s beautiful Ellen Crane Memorial Room.

"I do not apologize for living long. High on the ramparts of this blistering hell of life, I sit and see the Truth.
I look it full in the face, and will not lie about it, neither to myself nor to the world
."  - W.E.B. Du Bois, 1958 
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