The Green Room at Crosstown Arts
Sunday, June 11, 2023
Two performances – Shows begin at 2 pm and 6:30 pm
Free and open to the public
Seating is limited and reservations are required
A 90-minute concert from the No Tears Project ensemble led by Christopher Parker (piano) and Kelley Hurt (voice), presented in partnership by Oxford American Magazine and The Memphis Public Libraries. The band will perform the world premiere of new works written by and in collaboration with Memphis artists, including saxophonist Robert “Bobby LaVell” Garner. A new arrangement of Memphis pianist Donald Brown’s song “Poem for Martin,” written by Marc Franklin, as well as selections previously written by Oliver Lake, Parker, and Hurt, in honor of the Little Rock Nine will also be performed. Poet and spoken word artist Treasure Shields Redmond, and dancer Ashley Tate will also join the ensemble as special guests for both community concerts.