Harris Theater for Music and Dance to Present Adrian Dunn’s ‘Emancipation’

By David Salazar

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is set to present “Emancipation” on April 29, 2022.

The piece, written by Adrian Dunn and performed by The Adrian Dunn Singers, was the second in a trilogy cycle that explores Black life in America. The showcase will also feature performances by the Rize Orchestra.

“As a classically trained musician, there were things in my childhood that I was forced to discard about my musical upbringing and identity. Emancipation is me going back and getting all of those things and bringing them to the concert stage. My inspiration for this piece includes Black sacred texts of Maya Angelou, Kanye West, Tupac, Marlon Riggs, James Baldwin, and Audre Lorde, to name a few,” Dunn said in an official press statement.

There will also be an additional matinee performance for children and families on April 30, 2022 which include excerpts from “Emancipation” and “Redemption,” which is the first installment in the trilogy.