Let It Be Said – August 27, 2023

For the first time ever, BCF is working with multiple Baltimore-area writers and actors who have extensive knowledge in their fields in order to create a “Spoken Word” performance. The purpose of this collaboration is to have the writer provide supplemental pieces to bolster thematic, musical performances, which then provides our audiences with a more engaging experience. Essentially, the “Spoken Word” is a crossover of artistic expression that can be found somewhere between concert and theater.

BCF’s first “Spoken Word” project, Let It Be Said features local writer, Miesha Lowery.

“Let It Be Said is a mixed bag of ingredients, a sprinkle of mundane, a tablespoon of thoughtfulness, a dash of wisdom, a teaspoon of love, and a quarter of a cup of the daily grind. I created a realistic short story broken up into spoken words, and the Baltimore Composers Forum brought it to life from their inspiration. Let It Be Said is the epitome of fleeting thoughts, moments, and whispered feelings.”

-Miesha Lowery

Performers featured:

Jada Lane (actor)

Mohammad Rohaizad Suaidi (actor)

Katherine Repka (clarinetist)

Michael Barranco (vibraphonist)

BCF members featured:

Garth Baxter, Ljiljana Becker, Gavin Brown, Jin-Hwa Choi, Ray Fields, Keith Kramer, Janice Macaulay, and Jonathan Newmark

This project will be presented as part of the Bonita Lestina Concert Series in Fairfax, Virginia for the 2023-2024 concert season as well.

Let It Be Said Program: