Angela L. Owens, soprano
Eric Cooper, cello
Roy Jennings, piano
“I Am Not Tragically Colored” is a provocative, thoughtful, resplendent presentation of trio music, depicting the Black – and at times, female – experience through the writings of Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurtson and other African American storytellers. Compositions include song cycles by André Previn and Valerie Capers, as well as arrangements of Negro Spirituals by Steven Allen, Maria Thompson and others.
Angela L. Owens appears alongside host Terrance Mcknight in his presentation of “A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.” The one performance will be held at the Union
County Performing Arts Center on February 27, 2017 in Rahway, NJ. For tickets, visit UPAC’s webisite at: http://www.ucpac.org/event/4ed1398550f0c8bd1cf116c593f2cf36
Angela L. Owens plays Barbara Hampton in the re-enactment of her brutal 2005 murder.Episode “Small town girl, big city murder”airs tonight on the Investigation Discovery channel and on their website at http://www.investigationdiscovery.com
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, Family and Friends! Three Advent seasons past, Chris Cooley arranged a beautiful version of “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” with me in mind. We got to perform it in White Plains on Christmas Eve, 2013.
Angela L. Owens performs music selections with The West Village Quartet, Roy Jennings and Charles David Carter in Highbridge Park, as part of a community outreach and education campaign. The concert was presented by the Historic Preservationist Organization, “While We Are Still Here” and WQXR. Also performing were legendary musicians Geri Allen and Melba Joyce. http://www.whilewearestillhere.org
Sopranos Angela L. Owens and LaToya Lain reprise last year’s Paris concert, commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s reception of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965. Works include Negro spirituals and art songs based on the poetry of Langston Hughes. Presented by the Roland Hayes Museum. http://www.harrisartscenter.com
I am honored and excited to be revisiting and discovering anew composer Richard Pearson Thomas’ timely and riveting opera, Blood of Angels, which will again be produced by Encompass New Opera for Manhattan School of Music’s ‘Page to Stage’ series. Below is Maxine’s Aria from last year’s production of Thomas’ work. Performance is Sunday, March 13, 2016. http://www.encompassopera.org/
In just six days, I share the stage with nine extraordinary women to celebrate our rich Black history, joy of music and feminine artistry. Join us for this highly anticipated event – it’s going to be unforgettable!
I’m looking forward with great anticipation to February 21, 2016, when I will be in concert with several of these gorgeous, crazy-talented ladies. Opera Noire of New York presents, “The Wonder of Women” at St. Marks in the Bowery. It’s an event not to be missed! Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-wonder-of-women-tickets-20853097175?aff=es2