Two Atlanta powerhouses collaborated for a special event this Mother’s Day weekend.

On May 8 and 9, The Atlanta Opera and Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company joined forces to present Concert for Unity, “a celebration of Atlanta’s diversity through music.” Pianist Damien Sneed accompanied vocal performances by Morris Robinson, Jasmine Habersham, Ronnita Miller and Joshua Conyers. The first night’s show was held at The Atlanta Opera’s Big Tent on the grounds of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, and the second outside on the grounds of the Southwest Arts Center, presented by the City of South Fulton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs.

Take a look at some stills from the show!

Photo credit: Raftermen

In the words of the company…

“We are honored to have so many internationally acclaimed Black opera voices here in Atlanta and in our Company Players, and we celebrate those artists,” said Tomer Zvulun, Carl W. Knobloch Jr. General and Artistic Director for The Atlanta Opera. “Plus, we are delighted to work with True Colors Theatre Company on this concert and hope it’s the beginning of a beautiful partnership.”

“Every day, we work to celebrate the rich traditions of Black storytelling, while giving voice to bold artists from all cultures,” said Brandall C. Jones, Connectivity Director for True Colors Theatre Company. “The threads that run through traditional music also run through classical music. We’re excited to create programs with The Atlanta Opera that tie those threads together with bold voices.”

Visit AtlantaOpera.org or TrueColorsTheatre.org for more information on what’s next for both organizations.

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