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Voices of Hope: Artists in Times of Oppression

March–May 2021

The resilience of artists and the life-affirming power of music and the arts during times of oppression and tyranny come under the spotlight in Carnegie Hall’s festival Voices of Hope: Artists in Times of Oppression. This festival examines the role of artists during times of injustice and explores the works they felt compelled to create.

With 16 concerts at the Hall that range from orchestral and chamber music to folk music and contemporary jazz, Voices of Hope features music that served to inspire change and raise the human spirit. In Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, songwriters of all ages will also explore these themes.

Across New York City, public programming that includes exhibitions, performances, talks, and film screenings at leading cultural and academic institutions will further extend the festival’s scope.

Join us for an exploration of humankind’s capacity for hope, courage, and resistance in the face of the unimaginable.

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Festival Partners

The Africa Center
American Indian Community House
Americas Society
Apollo Theater
Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University
Battery Dance
Brooklyn Institute for Social Research
Brooklyn Museum
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University
Centro Primo Levi New York
China Institute
Cinema Tropical
Flushing Town Hall
Global Arts Corps
Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University
Harlem Stage
Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University
Irish Arts Center
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University
Japan Society, in association with the Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazzmobile

The Jewish Museum
The Joyce Theater
Keyes Art Projects
Latin American Writers Institute of Hostos Community College, and Hostos Center for Arts and Culture, CUNY
Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Opera
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Museum of the City of New York
National Black Theatre
Neue Galerie New York
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
New-York Historical Society
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Yiddish Book Center
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

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