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This Saturday (March 13), Louisville Orchestra & Lincoln Center Mark Anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s Death with Livestreamed Panel Discussion Moderated by Davóne Tines & MD Teddy Abrams

Davóne Tines in concert with Louisville Orchestra (photo: O’Neil Arnold, courtesy of Louisville Orchestra)

This Saturday, March 13, marks the first anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death. To honor the slain Louisville native, the Louisville Orchestra is joining forces with Lincoln Center to present a livestreamed panel discussion, moderated by Music Director Teddy Abrams and bass-baritone and creator Davóne Tines, who previously collaborated on the orchestral premiere of VIGIL, a work of art and call to action dedicated to her memory. Commissioned from Tines by the Louisville Orchestra, it was this that prompted Vogue magazine to conclude: “In Kentucky, the times are very much a-changing.” Click here to see Tines, Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra in the orchestral world premiere of VIGIL last October.

The creative process for VIGIL will serve as the catalyst for a discussion about the arts, social justice and the role of artistic commemorations today. Anchored by Abrams and Tines, the conversation will also include hip-hop artist, activist and Louisville Metro Councilperson Jecorey Arthur; violinist, composer and music educator Jessie Montgomery; and Kentucky House of Representatives member Rep. Attica Scott.

Their conversation will stream free of charge on Lincoln Center’s website, Facebook page and YouTube channel this Saturday, March 13, directly after a screening of VIGIL in its original version for voice and piano at 4pm ET.

Click here for more information and here for high-resolution photos.

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