NEC Celebrates Coretta Scott King: Continuation of a Dream

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As NEC looks to the future, we draw inspiration from the legacy of alumna Coretta Scott King ’54, ’71 hon. DM and her longstanding efforts as a leader in diversity, inclusion, and equality.

Thursday, February 21

NEC’s Black Student Union (BSU) presents this multi-disciplinary concert featuring poetry, dance, music, and remarks from BSU president Robyn Smith ’19. The concert will feature:

  • NEC Gospel Ensemble
  • NEC Contemporary Ensemble
  • NEC West African Ensemble
  • Daon Drisdom ’20, baritone soloist
  • David Norville ’20, poetry
  • Darynn Dean ’19 and Evan Wright ’20, voice
  • Ashe Gordon ’08 and Des Polk, viola & dance

Additional series programming:

The BSU has curated and produced a month of concerts inspired by Coretta Scott King’s 1971 Commencement speech calling on NEC graduates to continue the work. Through the “Continuation of a Dream” concert series, the BSU aims to celebrate a diverse range of musical styles and give back to the community through a side-by-side partnership with the Roxbury Youth Orchestra.

Friday, February 1 & Friday, February 8

6-8 p.m. | Cafe Concerts in the Speed Dining Commons
All Cafe Concerts are very open and free highlighting music, poetry and art by people of color.

Friday, February 15

7:30 p.m. | NEC’s Black Student Union + Roxbury Youth Orchestra in Burnes Hall
Members of New England Conservatory’s Black Student Union (BSU) perform in a joint concert with the Roxbury Youth Orchestra

  • Gospel Ensemble
  • Contemporary Ensemble
  • West African Ensemble