The music of Ignatius Sancho

Image credit: Francesco Bartolozzi, engraving by Ignatius Sancho after a portrait by Thomas Gainsborough (1768). The engraving was later printed in the posthumous collection Letters from the late Ignatius Sancho, an African.

Join the Mason Gross School of the Arts and Rutgers University Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice for a period-instrument concert, complete with commentary, on Ignatius Sancho (1729-1780). Known as the first black person to publish original musical compositions, Sancho used his work as a tool to resist slavery and racism.

With soprano Sonya Headlam (DMA ’21) and pianist Rebecca Cypess.

Learn more and register for the event.

This event is offered as part of National Racial Healing Day, as part of the WK Kellogg Foundation’s efforts for Truth, Race, Healing and Transformation, and is supported by the Creating Change Network in partnership with the Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation at Rutgers University – Newark. The Creating Change Network is a program organized by the New Jersey Theater Alliance and ArtPride New Jersey that aims to build a more equitable, just, and anti-racist arts community. The activities of the Creating Change Network are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Grunin Foundation.

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