COMMUNITY BAROQUE GATHERING Sunday, December 11, 2022, 2-4:30pm | Charlottesville Band Building, Charlottesville VA
Early Music Access Project announces the return of our annual Community Baroque Gathering, an afternoon of exploration designed for advanced high school and college students, adult amateurs, and professional musicians.
Early Music Access Project believes that Black Lives Matter and we humbly acknowledge our responsibility to take action where we can. To that end, we commit to honoring and shining a light on the work of Black artists. Expanding the Narrative, our ongoing project to tell the story of early Black American music, particularly at Monticello, brings together Black performers, composers, and scholars to tell the forgotten stories of extraordinary enslaved and free Black musicians who made an enormous impact on American culture. We are actively looking for ways to better engage our community as we tell these stories, which must include an unvarnished look at the horrors of slavery and the unfathomable challenges faced by Virginia’s Black musicians during this time. We recognize that this one project must only be the beginning of our work, a small part of our country’s long journey towards full equity and representation.
The 2022-2023 season is sponsored in part by grants from The Rea Charitable Trust, the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts
With the safety of our audience in mind, we ask that you read and observe the following COVID-19 guidelines:
All patrons must show proof of vaccination at the door.
All patrons must remain masked while inside the performance venue. Please note that the vocalists on stage will be unmasked during the performance.
Patrons who have recently tested positive for COVID-19, have had a recent exposure to COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend this concert. Please view the livestream instead.