Freedom Ride

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When the Congress of Racial Equality comes to New Orleans in the sweltering summer of 1961, Sylvie Davenport is torn. This is a story that highlights how far we’ve come and how far we still have left to go. Tazewell Thompson directs Lauren Michelle in this world premiere, developed at Xavier University with the activists who lived the history. Lidiya Yankovskaya conducts the Chicago Sinfonietta. Music and Libretto by Dan Shore.