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WERE YOU THERE

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  Photo credit: Evgenia Eliseeva

Photo credit: Evgenia Eliseeva

Conceived by DAVÓNE TINES and ZACK WINOKUR

Featuring DAVÓNE TINES and MICHAEL SCHACHTER

America’s memory is short, fractured and skewed; this week’s tragedy is last week’s forgotten hashtag. Were You There, a musical and theatrical meditation featuring bass-baritone vocalist Davóne Tines, takes up the task of strengthening our collective memory by gathering and channeling some of America’s most prescient voices, from the words and melodies of African-American spirituals to the poetry of Walt Whitman. It is an invitation to give voice to, and shed light on, the memory of the lives lost at the hands of racial injustice, in the hope that by illuminating past and recent tragedies, we understand better why they happened, and ensure that we do not repeat them. 

Presented by the San Diego Symphony as part of “Hearing the Future,” a festival curated by Matthew Aucoin.

TICKETS / $40

Earlier Event: December 21
NATIVITY RECONSIDERED: EL NIÑO
Later Event: April 4
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