Saturday, February 24, 7:00 PM
Join Alex Taite–singer, composer, pianist, and Bay Area native–in a lecture/recital exploring the depths and beauty of the Negro Spiritual. He presents his own arrangements of some of his favorite spirituals, jazz standards, and other exclusively American selections, and interweaves a vivid historical narrative of American culture. This presentation explores how American music owes much of its existence to the trauma of those first enslaved people who were just trying to pass the time in the fields or lend some comfort in a dark room. An art form blending the rhythmic and emotional core from Africa with the religious and harmonic structure of the European colonizers. Born from burdens. Tempered by tragedy. From the muck of kidnapping, oppression, indoctrination, and torture sprang forth this bloom of rich, uplifting, hopeful music. Music that evolved as time trampled generations of humans. This lecture recital will deepen your connection to history, and to your fellow humans. Concludes with a Q & A with the artist.
THE 222 is a small intimate venue. All seats are very good and have a clear view of the stage.
Seating for this concert is club style with round tables that seat four people. Seating will be assigned by the date of purchase, so the sooner you buy your tickets the closer you will be within the ticket level you purchase from.
GOLD SEATING – FRONT MIDDLE TABLES
SILVER SEATING – SURROUNDING FRONT TABLES
GENERAL SEATING – REMAINDER
Priority seating available for members.
If you want to be seated with friends, the best thing is to buy the tickets together. If not, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be seated with your friends. After they have their ticket confirmation, just let us know their names.
You will be assigned and escorted to a seat within the level of your purchase.
Start time: 19:00 PDT
End time: 20:30 PDT
Venue: THE 222
Directions: 222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, California