It was a time of turmoil. It was a time of change. A nation looked inward, reevaluating what it was and what it hoped to be. In the 1960s, young people started movements focused on equal rights, economic empowerment, peace, and their own place in the world. Music festivals created spaces for communities to engage in dialogue about creating a more peaceful and just world, and music became an essential force in bringing people together to advocate for change. The cultural and social growth of the ’60s informs nearly every aspect of our lives, and young people continue their interest in today’s critical dialogues about our society. How can a new generation draw strength from what came before? How do young people leverage the stage to gather and share a dialogue for a more peaceful and just world? What did music sound like then, and what does music sound like in a time like this?
A creative learning project for young people across NYC, A Time Like This: Music for Change is part of Carnegie Hall’s The ’60s: The Years that Changed America festival. Participants in WMI’s wide range of education and social impact programs will have the opportunity to share their stories and write new songs through programs based in all five boroughs of New York City. The project will culminate in a dynamic event in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on March 11, 2018, that will feature young performers sharing the stage with some of the most celebrated artists of our time. The program will include songs from the ’60s that anchor, encourage, and inspire the newly composed songs on the program.
3 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman StageRead More
STEPHEN STILLS "For What It's Worth" (arr. Future Music Project Ensemble)
TRAD. Freedom / Motherless Child
HANNAH COLEMAN Unrequited Activism
QUEENASIA BAKER / EMELINE MICHEL / CLAIRE BRYANT Shooting Stars
WADLEIGH HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR / JAMIE HARRISON JONES Break the Chains
MARVIN GAYE / JAMES NYX JR. Inner City Blues
PS 177Q TECHNOLOGY BAND Take a Stand
SANDHYA KILAMBI /FALU SHAH One and the Same
JOSEPH WILSON Gnarly Knees (We All Fall)
EMMA THOMPSON-HAYE afro americana
CHRISTOPHER BELL Complicit
ARETHA FRANKLIN / TEDDY WHITE Think
KENYATTA HUGHES What Are We Fighting For
BELMONT ACADEMY / AYNSLEY POWELL / ORSON BENJAMIN Let ’em Say
ROBERT POLLOCK Testify
NOGA CABO Stephen Said!
PS 51M ELIAS HOWE SECOND GRADE CHOIR / KATIE TRAXLER / EMILY EAGEN Yes, We Can
HENDRIX JIMI HENDRIX Bold as Love
An additional song will be announced from the stage.