FEB 25: “R.A.W. Tuba: Overcoming homelessness through the power of music” – Film screening
The National Arts Centre Orchestra, in partnership with the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre and OrKidstra, is pleased to present a special FREE film screening of “R.A.W. TUBA” which chronicles the inspiring true life story of Richard Antoine White (R.A.W.), a Baltimore child who experienced intermittent homelessness but went on to become a world-class symphony musician and professor.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2020 at CARLETON DOMINION-CHALMERS CENTRE (355 Cooper St., Ottawa)
6:45 │ Performance by OrKidstra’s senior wind ensemble (KidPlayers)
7:00 │ Presentation by Richard A. White (R.A.W.)
7:15 │ Film screening (running time: 30 minutes)
7:45 │ Q&A with Richard A. White
This event made possible in part by the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust and in partnership with the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre and OrKidstra. OrKidstra’s senior wind ensemble (KidPlayers) will perform and Richard Antoine White will attend as the guest of honour.
This event is FREE: No tickets are required for entry.
“I like the tuba because it reminds me of my life, it’s the underdog.” That’s Dr. Richard Antoine White, whose biography reads like a manual in how to overcome odds. White grew up intermittently homeless on the streets of Baltimore, and went on to become a world-class symphony musician, professor and the first African American in the world to receive a Doctorate in Music for Tuba Performance. He’s got music in him, yes. But he’s also got a drive rarely seen, even in the most competitive artistic circles. As he puts it, “the only thing that will stop me from being successful is death.”
For more information, please visit: nac-cna.ca/en/event/25234