Additions to Secret Garden Concerts in Alexandria

Additions to Secret Garden Concerts in Alexandria

Two new concerts have been added to the live, outdoor concert series in Alexandria.

This series of outdoor, socially distanced concerts will now feature two more concerts on Saturday, Aug. 29. On the anniversary weekend of the March on Washington, this program of vibrant, meaningful and historic music pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and that iconic demonstrations in the fight for civil rights in the 1960’s – a struggle which continues to resonate with current conversations about justice.

These concerts will be presented in collaboration with the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts, featuring rising opera stars Alexandria Crichlow, soprano, and V. Savoy McIlwain, baritone, accompanied by Dr. Lester Green, piano and featuring narration by Pamela Simonson.

The concert series reflects a deliberate effort to highlight a diverse and representative roster of artists and composers. The Aug. 29 program is thematically significant in light of ongoing efforts to gain equality and justice, as well as related conversations about how the arts can and should engage these conversations and their communities.

This concert series also recognizes the importance of finding ways to present live music for in-person audiences, especially during such difficult times. Tickets and additional details about this and all concerts in the series can be found on our website: