NEC Celebrates Coretta Scott King: Continuation of a Dream
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