We Met at the Symphony
We Met at the Symphony is a cycle of three songs.
1. We Met at the Symphony 5 min
2. A Deafening Moan 5 min
3. Trust 5 min
Approximate duration is 15 minutes
No. 1. We met at the symphony.
An African American woman reminisces about finding love at a symphony concert. She’s familiar with the scene, and loves the music, despite the uniformity and social isolation she finds, amidst 2499 White faces. Behind these she notices a Black man who is “coffee-hued” catching her eye.
No. 2. A deafening Moan.
A passionate romance follows, but in time, she learns all is not as it seems.
No. 3. Trust
In the devastating aftermath, she swears off Black men, turning down one who is not as flashy, but has good intentions. Reflectively, she sees closing off her heart is the reason she is alone.
Preview of No.1 at Brooklyn Public Library
Leah Hunter, Soprano
The Harlem Chamber Players