Nina Simone’s legacy stands as one the richest contributions to the history of contemporary music and these concerts are reverent celebrations of her artistry, her genius and her commitment to the reflection of the times and the strength of art to create change. Her work became a significant part of the defiant musical underscore of the Civil Rights Movement and will remain timely and relevant. That journey can be traced through her music. She embodied the anger, frustration, strength and hope of the African American in her lyrics and delivery. These concerts are testimonies of our gratitude.
Nina Simone , Boston Symphony Hall, 1986, Photo by Ellen Shubb