Opera Philadelphia to Present Karen Slack in ‘To Sit and Dream’

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Philadelphia will present Karen Slack in “To Sit and Dream” as part of its Sounds of America series.

The concert will be held on March 17, 2024 at Philadelphia’s Tindley Temple United Methodist Church.

Appearing in this program alongside the Philadelphia Opera Chorus in partnership with Wharton-Wesley Faith Ensemble, Slack is featured in a program of music by Black composers centered on four choral settings of the poetry of Harlem Renaissance icon Langston Hughes. She performs on Undine Smith Moore’s “Dream Variations,” Florence Price’s “Interim,” and H. Leslie Adams’ “Sense You Went Away.”

Slack recently performed with the Pacifica Quartet and is set to make her New York Philharmonic debut.