The Boston Children’s Chorus is on a mission to give the city’s youth a voice — giving them the power to transcend social barriers by celebrating a shared love of music. Part of that mission includes the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert. Ahead of this year’s event at Symphony Hall, BCC Executive Director Andrés Holder joins The Culture Show host and GBH News Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen to talk about the event and the power of music to impact the lives of performers and audiences alike.
Then, it’s an entirely different performance, one that literally makes concert goers a captive audience: Madonna’s Celebration Tour. Why did she notoriously make fans wait hours before taking the stage to express herself? GBH’s Haley Lerner joins the show to recap the Madonna experience at TD Garden.
From there, we’ll talk to Giselle Byrd, the newly appointed leader of Boston's Theater Offensive, which makes art by and for queer and transgender people of color. Byrd, with her appointment, became the first Black trans woman to lead a major theater group in the United States; she'll talk about making the theater accessible, the importance of representation and what it means to "step into your truth."
Finally, increase your origami awareness by way of MIT’s Beyond The Fold event. Keelin Caldwell explains what's to come at this latest installment of the MIT Museum's "After Dark" series, including activities, demonstrations and tastings.
It's all on The Culture Show — listen to the full episode above!