Will Liverman

Juneteenth Vocal Recital
Performance Pavilion - Morven Museum & Garden
$20 General Admission; Youth 5-17 half-price

Called “a voice for this historic moment” (Washington Post), 2023 Grammy Award-winning baritone Will Liverman is the recipient of the 2022 Beverly Sills Artist Award by The Metropolitan Opera. He opened the Met’s 2021-22 season in a celebrated “breakout performance” (New York Times) as Charles in Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones. Following Fire’s success, the Met announced that Liverman will star in Anthony Davis’ X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, which will be the second opera by a Black composer in the company’s history, premiering in the fall of 2023.

This evening is made possible in part by the generosity of Yvonne Marcuse.

Photo of Will Liverman by Adam Ewing

This event is part of the Princeton Festival's Juneteenth Celebration, presented in partnership with the Municipality of Princeton


Municipality of Princeton LogoAt noon: the Municipality of Princeton invites the community to join officials during a brief flag-raising ceremony commemorating Juneteenth, outdoors at 1 Monument Hall. 

Rhinold Ponder headshot2pm: "Beyond Freedom" Exhibit Opening at Morven's Stockton Education Center, with talk by Arts Against Racism founder Rhinold Lamar Ponder.


To complete your picnic, select foods from our wonderful vendors.
(Serving from 5-6:30pm)
Taim and Local Greek/BBQ

Taim Mediterranean Kitchen     Local BBQ      


Hall JOHNSON / “Ain’t Got Time To Die”  


Henry T. BURLEIGH / Five Songs of Laurence Hope
Text by Laurence Hope     


Damien SNEED / “I Dream A World”  


Margaret BONDS / Three Dream Portraits
Text by Langston Hughes     


Terence BLANCHARD / “There Was A Storm” from Fire Shut Up in My Bones 


Shawn OKPEBHOLO / “Steal Away” 


Robert OWENS / Mortal Storm
Texts by Langston Hughes 


Florence PRICE / “Night”
Text by Louise C. Wallace


H. Leslie ADAMS / Selections from Night Songs


Will LIVERMAN / “Good-night”


Will Liverman, baritone

Kevin Miller, piano


Will Liverman in The Metropolitan Opera's production of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones:


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