White Snake Projects to Pay Tribute to Victims of COVID with ‘Sing Out Strong: Remembered Voices’

By Logan Martell

On March 11, 2022, White Snake Projects will present “Sing Out Strong: Remembered Voices.”

This concert is the fifth installment in their “community song initiative,” and will pay tribute to those lost during the pandemic, as seen through the lenses of ten families who shared their memories and perspectives in order to create the lyrics. Each family was paired with a composer, with each perspective drawing on the diversity of backgrounds with a corresponding variety of musical styles. The performance marks the second year since the WHO declared COVID-19 as a pandemic.

The composers include Brian Brown, Andrew Davis, Wajdi Abou Diab, Jon Grier, Robert Howard, Chia-yu Hsu, Rachel J. Peters, John Turner, Dorian Wallace, and Nihan Yesil. Performing artists include soprano Leslie Ann Bradley, baritone Justin Welsh, and tenor Omar Najmi. Music Director Tian Hui Ng conducts the duo of cellist Ezgi Karakus, co-director of Soundwave Academy, and pianist Nathan Ben-Yehuda, winner of the 2017 Yamaha Young Performing Artists award.

Tickets are available for free, with registration on AIRIS, and a requested donation going to support Mourning Our Losses.