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A Tempo: Carnegie Hall Showcases Songs 'In Response' to Social Justice Movements, Pandemic

One of the featured elements of Carnegie Hall's "Voices of Hope" Festival taking place this month is "In Response," a showcase of songs written by participants in its Weill Music Institute programs, who include students, mothers in its Lullaby project, and inmates in New York's correctional system, reflecting emotions and reactions stemming from the social protests and pandemic shut-down of the past year. A Tempo this Saturday (4/24 at 7 pm) features interviews with two of the songwriters - music educator Briony Price and Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School senior Ruth Kendall - as well as with Joanna Massey, Carnegie Hall's Director of Learning and Engagement, and Aaron Siegel, Director of Special Projects. 

Additional comments from Carnegie Hall's Aaron Siegel and Joanna Massey about Weill Music Institute programs and "In Response."

[Photos: Student Ruth Kendall (above) and teacher Briony Price and are among the songwriters whose works are included in the "In Response" performance of Carnegie Hall's "Voices of Hope" Festival.]

Rachel Katz is the host of A Tempo which airs Saturdays at 7 pm.