February 27 4:00 pm

Genre-defying artist Melissa Wimbish reflects upon and celebrates the legacy of Josephine Baker. Through the music of Tom Cipullo, Florence Price, H. Leslie Adams, and Gilda Lyons, Wimbish steps into the shoes of the trailblazing performer and activist.
This program is presented in collaboration with IN Series, where Melissa is a member of the inaugural Cardwell Dawson Artist Fellow cohort. The Artist Fellowship, designed by and for the participants, cedes place, power, and opportunity to Black singing artist-activist-leaders so that a dynamic ecosystem of operatic leadership emerges and proliferates.