ARIAS AT SEA: Blacks in Classical Music Cruise
One of the things the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA), a non-profit arts organization is known for is its innovative programming, unique spin on Blacks performing classical music, and bringing color to the classics. Dedicated to promoting Blacks in classical music and others in the performing arts, CAAPA will make history on the high seas next fall by sponsoring the first-time ever “Arias at Sea: Blacks in Classical Music Cruise” aboard a Baroque-esque luxury ship, the Carnival Pride, departing from the Port of Baltimore, and featuring Blacks performing classical music onboard and in port. The sailing is set for November 6th – 13th, 2016. Proceeds benefit underserved youth through the organization’s educational outreach programming efforts.
The cruise features a variety of specialized activities both on board and in port including a private Welcome Aboard Soiree©, featuring classical music, onboard recitals performed by renowned musicians including soprano Angela Simpson, bass/baritone Marvin Lowe, tenor Issachah Savage, pianist Dr. Lester Green, Broadway star N’Kenge, and others, along with recent National Medal of Arts Awardee George Shirley, tenor, serving as Host.
While in Nassau, Bahamas, guests will be shuttled to a concert performed by the Bel Canto Ensemble, and in Freeport, patrons will be enthralled by a performance by the island’s most popular music school, the Allegro School of Music. Other cruise highlights include; Blacks in Classical Music Panel, Hasta la Vista Piano Reception©, a fun-filled Broadway Karaoke Night, Captain’s Cocktail Party, Masked Ball Line Dance Party, and an All-White Dinner with Complimentary Group Photo!
Portion of proceeds benefit CAAPA’s Scholarship Fund. Gifts to the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. CAAPA is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization (FEIN 26-0093440).Interested parties can contact the CAAPA offices at 301-839-1444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit the group’s website at www.4caapa.org.