Marcus Shelby’s ‘Harriet Tubman: Bound for the Promised Land’ Premieres May 5
‘Harriet Tubman: Bound for the Promised Land’ is a secular oratorio for jazz orchestra and vocalists, composed and written by Marcus Shelby, performed by the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra with guest vocalists Faye Carol, Kenny Washington, Jeanine Anderson and Joseph Mace premieres on May 5 from 1-4pm at Yerba Buena Gardens In San Francisco.
Based on Kate Larson¹s book, Shelby’s oratorio tells the remarkable story of Harriet Tubman, a woman who rose out of humble beginnings, escaped slavery and dedicated her life to challenging the grave injustices in her day. Tubman was a genuine American hero in a period in America’s history that bears a striking resemblance to our own.
Don’t miss this significant new work, commissioned by YBGF with major support provided by The Creative Work Fund and the LEF Foundation!
The 2007 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival features nearly 100 events, including classical and jazz concerts, opera, international music events, theater, dance, children’s and family programs, educational programs and cultural events. All events are FREE to the public!
YBGF is located on Mission Street between 3rd & 4th Streets in downtown San Francisco. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, Mission Street between 3rd and 4th, 415-543-1718, www.YBGF.org