Events downtown

Apr 23

Weather: A Concert for climate change and social justice
Location: State Street Church 159 State Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event website

The Osher School of Music at the University of Southern Maine will present the Maine premier of Rollo Dilworth’s “Weather”. “Weather” is music set by Rollo Dilworth to a poem by Claudia Rankine. Claudia Rankine’s poem ‘Weather’ appeared on the front cover of the June 21 issue of The New York Times. Dr. Rankine is the author of “Citizen: An American Lyric” and other collections, as well as two plays and various essays. She teaches at Yale University. Her new book, “Just Us: An American Conversation,” was published in September 2020. ‘Weather’ takes a hard look at the climate in America in 2020 taking into consideration systematic racism and the Black Lives Matter movement as well as the Coronavirus and climate change.