Exploring Race and Justice in America through Artistic Expression

October  22 – 26,  2022

Healing & Understanding utilizes music and artistic expression as a method to explore race and justice in America. The festival invites open conversation and exploration of these issues through artistic expression, conversation and significant community partnerships. The festival will take place over five days and spans October 22-26, 2022.

The festival style music program Healing & Understanding: We Are One is a collaborative project between the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and Thomas More University music program as well as community partners such as the Cincinnati Youth Choir, Cincinnati Boychoir, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Classical Roots Community Chorus, MUSE, Voices of Hartford, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, ArtsWave, and more.

Visual Artist-in-Residence Michael Thompson will create a work over the five-day festival and will reveal at the final event.

Led by Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Assistant Conductor, Daniel Parsley

This event is made possible by American Rescue Plan funds from the City of Cincinnati, administered through ArtsWave.

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Get to Know Visual Artist-in-Residence Michael Thompson in this TED Talk