Join us for our Fall Performance October 20th!
The Gay Freedom Band of Los Angeles (GFBLA) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall Riots with a free concert on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 3:30pm at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles.
Entitled “Family Album II: A Stonewall Tribute,” this performance celebrates the LGBTQIAA+ family and recognizes the collective contributions of our community toward freedom and equality.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Justin Raines, the performance will highlight pieces of modern and classical music by LGBTQ+ composers throughout the ages. This concert will showcase the critical importance of LGBTQ+ composers in the making of modern music through the selected works of Camille Saint-Saens, Robert Sheldon, Julie Giroux, and many more. This concert will also celebrate works from GFBLA’s own conductor, Justin Raines, premiering his work “Reflections: 50 Years Since Stonewall”, as well as GFLBLA member and famed composer Rossano Gallante, playing “Hypnotic Memories”.
This concert commemorates the critical importance of the Stonewall Riots in the modern fight for equality for the LGBTQ+ community. The pieces center around themes of community, inclusivity and growth. This concert also showcases how immensely talented LGBTQ+ composers have flourished post-Stonewall.
The concert is free and open to the public, with a suggested $10 donation. We hope to see you there!