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Anthem to US Concert

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Enjoy the culmination of a months-long collaborative effort with Brooklyn Public Library to create a contemporary anthem echoing our collective hopes, struggles, and histories. Paying homage to the anthem genre, Anthem to US has invited applicants to take part in an immersive three-part writing workshop series guided by notable instructors. Three participants have advanced to collaborate with expert composers Jaime Lozano, Damien L. Sneed, Martha Redbone & Aaron Whitby to craft a finished piece. At the July 6 concert at Damrosch Park, you can experience the final three world premiere anthems live; and out of those three, a slate of luminaries including Laurie Anderson and Sandra Cisneros will review and select one winning anthem.

This concert also features beloved songs that have served as anthems of hope, peace, protest, and resilience in many moments of history, including “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, also known as “the Black National Anthem”, Sam Cooke’s civil-rights era classic “A Change Is Gonna Come”, and “We Shall Overcome”, a song that has united generations in the struggle for equality and justice. Be a part of history and see music in the making!

Keenan T. Oliphant, Director
Lara Downes, Co-Curator and Creative Director, Music

Anthem to US is a new project presented by the Brooklyn Public Library and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Queens Public Library. Learn more here

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Guest Experience at 212-875-5456 or guestexperience@lincolncenter.org.

Will include American Sign Language interpretation and Open Captioning.


Accessibility at Lincoln Center
212 875 5375


Audience (by age)
Adults (Ages 18 and up)


Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center
62nd St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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