This groupmuse happened on Friday, December 11, at 7:30 PM EST.

This is a livestreaming Groupmuse Virtual Concert

A live virtual performance with community videochat and a Q&A with the artists.

Planetarymuse: An Evening with Rebecca Hargrove & Michael Sheppard
Virtual Livestream Planetary Music

Planetarymuse: An Evening with Rebecca Hargrove & Michael Sheppard


Fri, December 11, 2020 7:30 PM, EST

100 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks

Come and experience renaissance extraordinaire, Rebecca L. Hargrove, bring her story to life through the power of music!

Rebecca's Planetarymuse is a continuation of the conversation which began during her recent appearance in the Planetarymuse Forum. Donations to support the artist are welcome. Rebecca will receive 100% of the proceeds from the event!

Share and bring a friend -- you don't want to miss this program!!

{This Planetarymuse is presented by the Groupmuse Foundation’s Planetary Music Movement. A bridge-building endeavor, this movement, guides Groupmuse to overcome the historical dominance of European ethnocentrism within the classical music tradition, by celebrating historical and contemporary musical traditions of the planet, particularly and imminently through the inclusion and celebration of works by artists of African descent. Learn more here.}


Rebecca L. Hargrove Voice
Michael Sheppard Piano

Dancing in the Sun, John Work
Soliloquy, John Work

The Glory of the Day was in her Face, Florence Price
Sense you went away, Leslie Adams

Grief, William Grant Still
A Good Assassination should be Quiet, David N. Baker

My People, Ricky Ian Gordon
Dream Variations, Margaret Bonds
Hold Fast to Dreams, Florence Price

About the Artists:

Rebecca L. Hargrove is an actress and soprano. Throughout the COVID-19 quarantine she has found joy in creating and participating in socially distanced concerts and plays. Last season she made her Met Opera debut in Porgy and Bess, starred in the NYT Critic's Pick opera Acquanetta, and was featured in New York City Center's Gala production of Evita.

Michael Sheppard

Micheal Sheppard has performed solo recitals and concertos around the world, including several at Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. Michael gives masterclasses, teaches regularly, and plays with some of the top singers and instrumentalists in the industry. He currently works at both the Peabody Conservatory and the Baltimore School for the Arts, sharing his love and understanding of music and the artistic process with future generations.

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Rebecca L. Hargrove, about 2 years ago

I had such an amazing and empowering artistic experience with Groupmuse. I hope to perform on this platform again in the future and in person.


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