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America: The Stories We Tell History’s Persistent Voice

Wed / June 9, 2021 - 8:00PM


About this Performance

Due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis, all LA Phil concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall have been canceled through December 31, 2020. 

Tickets to this event are not available at this time.

While this concert has not yet been canceled, we know that everything from seating configurations to which artists are able to travel will be impacted by the pandemic. If the LA Phil is permitted to stage live events in early 2021, tickets will go on sale at least four weeks before the first concert. Visit this page for the latest updates and to learn more.


Julia Bullock gives an expanded version of her recital program “History’s Persistent Voice,” which highlights the words, work, and experiences of Black American artists. The voices of those enslaved through the 1860s are placed alongside those who lived through years of sharecropping and Jim Crow as well as currently incarcerated individuals. This mixed-media concert features all-new commissioned music by an esteemed roster of American women of color including Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Loggins-Hull, Tania León, Jessie Montgomery, Camille Norment, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Pamela Z.

History's Persistent Voice was originally commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s performance series MetLiveArts.  Inaugural performance in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium on September 15, 2018, in conjunction with the exhibition History Refused to Die: Highlights from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation Gift.

Programs, artists, dates, prices, and availability subject to change.