Sundays@4 is Baton Rouge Gallery’s most diverse program, offering more than a dozen performances/readings from top-notch local authors, musicians, dance troupes, poets and more. Always free, always open to the public and always starting at 4pm, these intimate engagements give you an up close look at what local writers and performers are working on. Here’s what’s coming up next at Sundays@4:
APRIL 17 - 'GIVING VOICE TO OUR AMERICA...'
On Sunday, April 17, 2016 (4 p.m.), the essayists and poets of the Our America Writers Project will be offering visitors a look into their American experience as a part of BRG's Sundays@4 series. As always, this and every Sundays@4 event is free and open to the public.
With both grace and grit, along with the guidance of Bea Gyimah, the writers and performers of the Our America Writers Project actively rethink their links to double consciousness as they express their awareness of self within the landscape of the American experience. Having produced two issues of a race and ethnic studies journal, they intimately showcase their personal declarations as it relates to their cultural identities.
According to the Our America Writers Project, they have "recieved essays and poetry packaged within the genre of the personal narrative where the authors dually challenge themselves and their audience to question what cultural definitions pervade their concept of self and whether this awareness of self merges or collides with the commonly held beliefs that this great nation was founded upon in spite of it all and because of it all."
APRIL 24 - 'CLASSICAL MEETS JAZZ' FEAT. AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Join us and a few dozen of our area's most talented young musicians on Sunday, April 24, 2016 (4 p.m.) for the annual 'Classical Meets Jazz' performance, held every April in conjunction with BRG's REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE Juried High School Exhibition. As always, this and every Sundays@4 event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of instructors Dr. Yong Pan and Mr. David Hinson - along with guest musician, Dr. Lin He - a few dozen students from a handful of high schools in East Baton Rouge Parish will perform a wide array of musical pieces ranging from classical giants to jazz impresarios. You won't know which numbers they're performing until you've taken your seat, but in years past attendees have enjoyed everything from Mozart to Coltrane.
All during the month of April, BRG is focusing on the impact of arts education while exhibiting the work of students in East Baton Rouge Parish. With this Sundays@4 presentation, the gallery takes some time to celebrate the power of music in the classroom and in the lives of students.
For more info on any of these Sundays@4 events, please call 225.383.1470.
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Baton Rouge Gallery and its Sundays@4 program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.