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“The first time I heard Davóne, it was so clear that he sang because he had something to say, not simply because he has a beautiful voice.... He knows that music is here to meet real human needs and real divine imperatives.... With people like Davóne, this art form is being reborn at a scale that’s intimate, that’s personal, that has very high stakes. It’s not just the future of opera but the future of everything."
—Peter Sellars, as quoted in the New Yorker, November 15, 2021

Recently named Musical America’s "Vocalist of the Year" for 2022, Davóne Tines is “[a] singer of immense power and fervor” (Los Angeles Times), celebrated internationally for a path-breaking approach that combines a diverse repertoire with exploration of current social issues. In this recital with piano maestro Lester Green (recently seen accompanying mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in our Home Delivery Plus 2021 online series), Tines grounds his program in the ordinarium of the Roman Catholic Mass—Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, and Agnus Dei—juxtaposing the music of Bach with settings by contemporary composers (see below) and drawing on the traditions of art song, spirituals, and gospel music.

Program includes works by J. S. BACH, MARGARET BONDS, IGÉE DIEUDONNÉ, JULIUS EASTMAN, MOSES HOGAN, CAROLINE SHAW, TYSHAWN SOREY, and DAVÓNE TINES

COVID Safety Notice: As Washington Performing Arts does not own or operate its own venue, Washington Performing Arts audiences will be subject to the current vaccination policy of each event’s venue on the date of the event. The great majority of our venues require proof of vaccination, along with the wearing of masks at all times within indoor facilities. View the Sixth & I COVID Safety Policy. Please visit our own COVID Safety Policy page for more information and links to all of our partner venues' own COVID Safety policies.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Barbara Myers and Tom Gallagher; Pepco, An Exelon Company.

Performances at Sixth & I are made possible in part through the generous support of the Galena-Yorktown Foundation.

Thank you to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work in 2021/22: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Barbara Myers and Tom Gallagher; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Additional sponsorships are available for this performance and others in the 2021/22 season. Contact Elizabeth Racheva, Chief Advancement Officer, at Sponsorship@WashingtonPerformingArts.org or (202) 533-1862 to learn more.

Mars

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

Pepco, An Exelon Company