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The Greatest Personal Privation April 2023 (7 × 5 in) (Website Poster) (1640 × 924 px) (1)
The Greatest Personal Privation
 Music by Jasmine Barnes and Jessie Montgomery
Text by Tracy K Smith and King Weatherspoon.

Saturday, April 15, 2023
at 7:30 PM ET

Trinity Center for Urban Life
2212 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
APRIL 2023

Join us for the premiere of The Greatest Personal Privation! This work was commissioned by Aural Compass Projects and written by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith, who also served as the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States from 2017 to 2019, and composer Jasmine Barnes.

This piece was originally slated to be on our season last year, but due to various pandemic-related delays, the performance had to be postponed. We are now ready to present The Greatest Personal Privation in April 2023.

Key’mon Murrah, countertenor, and Donald Allen Lee III, pianist will join together to bring this collaboration to life.

In addition to this premiere, we will also be presenting another work by Barnes entitled Might Call You Art for soprano and string quartet. Soprano Chabrelle Williams, who gave the world premiere of this piece, will be joined by the Bismuth Quartet. 
This will be the second performance of this piece.

Welcome to Aural Compass Projects!

Aural Compass Projects is dedicated to performing new and less-performed works. We strive to foster and develop a solid moral compass which guides our work in advancing towards equality and better representation in the arts. Learn More
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