A Sunday Evening in Ferguson, Missouri

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Music brings people together. With music people laugh, they sing, they dance, they sway. Woody Guthrie used to say that he didn’t sing songs to bring people down or to feel bad about themselves. He sang songs to lift people up. Woody would have felt right at home at the #HealFerguson concert Sunday night, which included St. Louis Symphony string players performing a work written specifically for the concert by the multi-talented Adam Maness. Maureen Byrne, Director of Community Programs, put together the string ensemble. Brian Owens, the hardest working man in show business, put together the show for his hometown, and for the world.

Here are some pics.

Ferguson strings wait to go on stage
Symphony strings wait to go on stage
Ensemble performs Adam Maness' "Divides That Bind"
Ensemble performs Adam Maness’ “Divides That Bind”
Brian Owens
Brian Owens
Everybody dance now
Everybody dance now

 

 

Brian Owens and Christine Brewer sing "The Prayer"
Brian Owens and Christine Brewer sing “The Prayer”
Sea of Tranquility glows over Ferguson
Sea of Tranquility glows over Ferguson