Rossen Milanov, Conductor
Laquita Mitchell, soprano
Zoie Reams, mezzo-soprano
Malcolm Marrieweather, baritone
Dashon Burton, bass
Moravec/Campbell - Sanctuary Road
Gershwin - Porgy and Bess: A Concert of Songs
The American Festival is inspired by two scores that address deeply moving and important moments in this country’s history. Sanctuary Road is an oratorio with text by Mark Campbell based on the writings of Underground Railroad conductor William Still who helped nearly 800 slaves escape to freedom and meticulously and compassionately documented their lives. Gershwin embodies the love story of Porgy and Bess with unforgettable tunes and captivating rhythms.