Virtual concert; Creator and librettist Cerise Jacobs and her activist opera company, White Snake Projects, are proud to announce the second season of the community engagement initiative Sing Out Strong, fostering the creation of new songs on themes arising from the company’s mainstage operas.
“SING OUT STRONG: DECOLONIZED VOICES” will complement and add context to Jacobs’s new opera, Cosmic Cowboy, composed by Elena Ruehr, which explores the subject of colonization.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this season’s edition will take place on Zoom, with a particular effort made to capture as much as possible the social aspects of live performance. The performance is free, but donations are encouraged to support the work of the Boston International Newcomers Academy, a public high school catering to new immigrants, which boasts five of the event’s lyricists among its students.
Cosmic Cowboy premieres, with selected songs from Sing Out Strong: DeColonized Voices as a curtain-raiser, at Boston’s Emerson Paramount Center, Robert J. Orchard Stage on September 25-27