Celebrate Black History Month with UPAF Member Groups

UPAF | January 30, 2021

Florentine Opera

Join the Florentine Opera throughout February as they highlight just a few of the many Black artists that have contributed to opera over the years. These performers often had to fight simply for a place at the artistic table and still created dynamic change.

Join the Florentine's Quarantine Opera Book Club on Wednesday nights @ 5pm to learn more! Sign up today: https://www.florentineopera.org/quarantine

Milwaukee Rep

We Rise: MKE’s Celebration of Black History Month

Virtual Events throughout the month of February

The celebration will honor the tremendous contributions that African American artists, administrators, and audiences have made to Milwaukee Rep and the City of Milwaukee. Events will take place on Monday nights at 7pm CT via Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

CLICK HERE to learn more about these events.

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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

The Milwaukee Symphony offers robust educational resources to celebrate Black History Month with your young ones, all while adding some musical flair!

CLICK HERE to view these resources.

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO)

MYSO recently facilitated a conversation between Frank Almond and Anthony McGill.  Almond founded Bridges, a program based in Milwaukee designed to make classical music more accessible, especially to traditionally marginalized and underserved communities.

The first installment of the Bridges program features a live discussion and concert with the Principal Clarinet of The New York Philharmonic, Anthony McGill.

CLICK HERE to view this conversation.

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Principal Principle

Streaming Feb. 15 - March 7

PRINCIPAL PRINCIPLE celebrates the resourcefulness, sacrifice and devotion of the best among us: our teachers.  The play feature four teachers and a principal at odds with one another over how to reach students in their South Side Chicago school. It features BIPOC actresses Ericka Wade, Malaina Moore, Megan Kim and Malkia Stampley, and is directed by BIPOC director Marti Gobel.

CLICK HERE to learn more.