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Valerie Coleman’s Portraits of Josephine

Part of: Free Community Concerts

 Wednesday, June 9, 2021  6:30pm  The DiMenna Center for Classical Music - Cary Hall

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For more information, contact Evander Louis: 212.594.6100 x114 or elouis@OSLmusic.org

On June 9, 2021, OSL’s musicians will perform a livestreamed concert of composer Valerie Coleman’s Portraits of Josephine. Written for woodwind quintet, this work celebrates the life of the famed performer and social justice activist Josephine Baker. Playwright and actor Kirya Traber will premiere her own original narrative to connect Coleman’s musical depictions of Baker’s origins, adventures, and legacy.


Valerie Coleman

Portraits of Josephine


Orchestra of St. Luke's

Kirya Traber