2020 Gateways Music Festival

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

9:00 AM
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Gateways Music Festival
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Lee Koonce

The 2020 Gateways Music Festival will take place in Rochester, NY from Tuesday, October 13 through Saturday, October 17, 2020.  Focusing on chamber music, three ensembles will perform in concert halls and community venues throughout the city of Rochester.  Activities include a 4-day residency with young musicians of ROCmusic (Rochester’s El Sistema inspired, community based music program); a concert of Rochester-based professional classical musicians of African descent; a film screening of Lush Life, a documentary about the life and music of Billy Strayhorn (in collaboration with ImageOut, Rochester's LGBTQ film series); a lecture and panel discussion on Black Women Musicians and the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment; guest artists the Imani Winds; and a finale concert featuring the three chamber music ensembles.

The mission of Gateways Music Festival is to connect and support professional classical musicians of African descent and enlighten and inspire communities through the power of performance.

Rochester, NY