Virtual performance of Julius Eastman’s “Stay On It,” June 1

Posted on: May 29, 2020

Five U.S. arts organizations—Castle of our Skins, Challenge the Stats, Contemporaneous, Kyle Marshall Choreography, and The Dream Unfinished—have created an online orchestra for a virtual performance of Julius Eastman’s Stay On It on June 1 at 11 a.m. ET. Presented by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Stay On It event is a classical-music tribute to essential workers of color in the United States, including grocery employees, public transit operators, custodians, and other professions primarily occupied by people of color. Stay On It will be available on Lincoln Center’s YouTube channel, Facebook page, and on Lincoln Center at Home. David Bloom and Vimbayi Kaziboni will conduct the performance, which will feature musicians from the Dream Unfinished Orchestra, plus narrator Terrance McKnight, vocalist Brandie Sutton, dance director/performer Kyle Marshall, and dancer Bria Bacon. The performance is produced by Eun Lee, executive director of The Dream Unfinished, a New York City-based collective of diverse musicians who promote civil rights and community organizations through concerts and presentations, and is edited by Dream Unfinished pianist Kyle Walker.