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Creativity in the Face of Oppression

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

creativity in the face of oppression

The “Creativity in the Face of Oppression” concert includes performances of works by Gomidas and Black spirituals. The event, at Temple Emanu-El, culminates with Viktor Ullmann’s one-act opera, Der Kaiser von Atlantis (The Emperor of Atlantis). Performers include DCWS musicians and the Detroit Opera Resident Artists.

Students from Temple Emanu-El’s Yachad Religious School will create art sets centered around the topic of “perseverance of the human spirit.” These sets will be displayed on the stage during the February 10 concert performance at Temple Emanu-El.

Titled Perseverance of the Human Spirit,” this project is a collaborative effort between Temple Emanu-El, St. John Armenian Church, and Hartford Memorial Baptist Church. Each congregation will rely on its talent and leadership to share the stories and artistic outputs created by its community. Additional collaborators include the Detroit Opera Resident Artists, thZekelman Holocaust Center, as well as subject-matter experts from the Western Wayne County NAACP, the Detroit Center for Civil Discourse and the University of Michigan.

Perseverance of the Human Spirit is generously sponsored by the Peck Foundation and funded in part by the MACC.


February 10
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Temple Emanu-El
14450 W 10 Mile Rd
Oak Park, MI 48237 United States
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