Mother to Son
NYCHORAL presents Langston Hughes’s Mother to Son poem arranged by American composer Undine Eliza Anna Smith Moore. Featuring Mezzo soprano Zoie Reams in collaboration with choreographer Francesca Harper. This collaboration shines a light on history, storytelling and activism in the context of the Black narrative of yesterday and today.
NYCHORAL presents Mother to Son, the fourth featured production in Our Voices 2020-2021 Season of multidisciplinary digital productions of acapella choral works
Premiering April 6, this production features a performance of Undine Smith Moore’s powerful choral interpretation of Langston Hughes’ poem Mother to Son in collaboration with choreographer Francesca Harper and featuring Mezzo-soprano Zoie Reams.
Incorporating elements of dance, story-telling, visual art, and music Mother to Son reflects on a poem that paints the portrait of black life in America and Moore’s 1955 composition by way of inspiration of black spirituals and folk music. This collaboration, which also features dancers Hope Clarke and Ricardo Hartley and artist Alshante Baker shines a light on history, storytelling and activism in the context of the Black narrative of yesterday and today.