Josephine Baker: A Personal Portrait Julia Bullock, soprano; International Contemporary Ensemble; Tyshawn Sorey, drums, guest composer Arrangements and new music: Tyshawn Sorey
Josephine Baker: A Personal Portrait is a unique and poignant evening honoring the brilliance, daring, public courage and private tragedies of the icon who created a singing, dancing declaration of independence and blazed a trail of irresistible challenge and charm in France in the 1920’s. Da Camera’s celebration of musical and cultural roots kicks off with rising-star soprano Julia Bullock finding inspiration in legendary singer Josephine Baker.
Julia Bullock has been hailed as an “impressive, fast-rising soprano…poised for a significant career” by The New York Times. She has captivated audiences with her versatile artistry and commanding stage presence. Bullock makes her Houston debut in Josephine Baker: A Personal Portrait, with new music and arrangements for the acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble by celebrated composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey.“Ravishingly visceral” – The New York Times on Julia Bullock“Bullock doesn’t just sing to her audience. She connects with it.” – Democrat and Chronicle
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