Musical Crossroads - Step by Step: The Ruby Bridges Suite

Date & Time
Saturday, June 1, 2019 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
African American History and Culture Museum
Oprah Winfrey Theater
Event Type
Free. Preregistration required
About this Event
Come celebrate the story of Ruby Bridges, the trailblazing African-American girl who, at age 6, integrated the New Orleans Public Schools in 1960.
This musical work by Portland-based composer, Darrell Grant chronicles the story of Ruby Bridges in a multi-movement piece for eight instrumentalists, vocalists, and a narrator. Drawing on gospel, jazz and chamber music along with spoken word and images, it illustrates an emotional portrait of a dramatic time in US history.

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