Of Black Composers
Ovation Concerts is a not-for-profit organization formed to immediately impact the representation of minorities in orchestral music. We endeavor to provide unique and meaningful arts programming for children and adults, educate audiences and artists alike, provide significant exposure for emerging performing artists and build a lifelong audience for areas of the arts that have been long overlooked in performance and curriculum. Three principles guide us in making immediate impact and change…
Engage. Educate. Enlighten.
To promote balanced diversity in the performing arts and foster immediate change in the representation of orchestral and classical music with the fierce urgency of now through performance, education, discussion and dialogue.
An innovative concert series featuring a professional integrated orchestras performing with diverse world-renowned artists and emerging talent.
Educational residencies dedicated towards promoting and highlighting the work of underperformed and underrepresented composers of color,
such as Joseph Bologne, William Grant Still, Florence Price, and others not included in the traditional music history curriculum.
Educational opportunities with partner musical schools and institutions involving advanced students and developing professionals, providing masterclass and workshop opportunities with visiting Prestige Performance Artists.
Ovation Concerts partners with organizations whose mission is to help at-risk students and young adults and instill hope for a second chance to develop knowledge in television production.