Hostos Events

Valerie Coleman’s
Portraits of Josephine
Celebrating the Life of Josephine Baker

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021 ● 24-Hour Streaming Starting at 9 a.m. (ET)

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture partners with Orchestra of St. Luke’s in presenting Valerie Coleman's Portraits of Josephine. Written for a woodwind quintet, this musical suite celebrates the life of the famed performer and social justice activist Josephine Baker. Playwright and actor Kirya Traber performs her own original narrative to connect Coleman’s musical depictions of Baker’s origins, adventures, and legacy.

Valerie Coleman is an African American composer and flutist, as well as founder of the acclaimed Imani Winds. Listed as “one of the Top 35 Women Composers” by the Washington Post, Valerie Coleman is among the world's most played composers living today.

When you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a secure link to the virtual concert, which will be available starting 9:00 a.m. on Wed., June 16, 2021, and available for 24 hours.

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Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) presents over 70 concerts, programs, and events in a variety of diverse musical genres every season, including Free Community Concerts serving all five boroughs, and Free School Concerts that reach over 11,000 public school children.

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