[New York City] Chains Don't Rattle Themselves - A Concert for Youth Justice
Mar
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

[New York City] Chains Don't Rattle Themselves - A Concert for Youth Justice

Title derived from Dathonie Pinto's forthcoming book Chains Don't Rattle Themselves. 

Join us in NYC for an emotionally-charged concert that shares gripping stories about youth incarceration -- first as personal narratives presented by people directly affected by the issue, and then as raw, potent original songs adapted from the stories themselves. This is a special collaboration with Herstory Writers Workshop, an organization that helps incarcerated people write down their stories. Poignant but ultimately empowering, Chains Don’t Rattle Themselves seeks to break through barriers of judgment and mobilize audiences to take direct action supporting the Raise The Age NY campaign for youth criminal justice reform in New York State. 

Songwriters and performers participating:
Brinae Ali (Shuffle Along)
Singer/songwriter Olivia Harris
Zhailon Levingston (iLLA)
John-Michael Lyles (Barrow Street’s Sweeney Todd)
Taylor Simone (of Jazze Belle)
Britton Smith (Shuffle Along)
Allison Strong (Mamma Mia). 

The event will feature stories developed by Herstory Writers Workshop, read by Pinto, Anjelique Wadlington, and more.

The concert is conceived by Alex Hare and Solomon Hoffman, with direction by Hare and arrangements by Hoffman. Co-produced by Olivia Harris.

May not be suitable for children under 10. Tickets are available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2872233

The concert will also be performed on Long Island, info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1262418723838847/
 


The Raise the Age campaign began in 2012 as an effort to stop New York state from prosecuting and incarcerating 16- and 17- year olds as adults. With strong momentum around the cause and support from Governor Cuomo, 2017 may be a tipping point for this vital criminal justice reform campaign. The concert will include key action steps that New Yorkers can take to contribute to this campaign. New York is one of only two states in the country that prosecutes 16- and 17- year olds as adults. 

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[Long Island] Chains Don't Rattle Themselves - A Concert for Youth Justice
Mar
12
4:00pm 4:00pm

[Long Island] Chains Don't Rattle Themselves - A Concert for Youth Justice

Title derived from Dathonie Pinto's forthcoming book Chains Don't Rattle Themselves. 

Join us in Long Island for an emotionally-charged concert that shares gripping stories about youth incarceration -- first as personal narratives presented by people directly affected by the issue, and then as raw, potent original songs adapted from the stories themselves. This is a special collaboration with Herstory Writers Workshop, an organization that helps incarcerated people write down their stories. Poignant but ultimately empowering, Chains Don’t Rattle Themselves seeks to break through barriers of judgment and mobilize audiences to take direct action supporting the Raise The Age NY campaign for youth criminal justice reform in New York State. 

Songwriters and performers participating:
Brinae Ali (Shuffle Along)
Singer/songwriter Olivia Harris
Zhailon Levingston (iLLA)
John-Michael Lyles (Barrow Street’s Sweeney Todd)
Taylor Simone (of Jazze Belle)
Britton Smith (Shuffle Along)
Allison Strong (Mamma Mia). 

The event will feature stories developed by Herstory Writers Workshop, read by Pinto, Anjelique Wadlington, and more.

The concert is conceived by Alex Hare and Solomon Hoffman, with direction by Hare and arrangements by Hoffman. Co-produced by Olivia Harris.

May not be suitable for children under 10. Tickets are available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2872241

The concert will also be performed in Manhattan, info here:https://www.facebook.com/events/1822236578035560/

The Raise the Age campaign began in 2012 as an effort to stop New York state from prosecuting and incarcerating 16- and 17- year olds as adults. With strong momentum around the cause and support from Governor Cuomo, 2017 may be a tipping point for this vital criminal justice reform campaign. The concert will include key action steps that New Yorkers can take to contribute to this campaign. New York is one of only two states in the country that prosecutes 16- and 17- year olds as adults. 

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Sep
25
5:30pm 5:30pm

Sunday Sounds ft. Songwriter's Orchestra

Get up close and personal with us at this chill and intimate venue! Only 50 seats available for each set - buy them here: http://swo61.brownpapertickets.com/

Two Sets! 
5:30pm - Jess Best, Olivia Harris, Micailah Lockhart, John-Michael Lyles,Sage Melcher and Katy Rea.
8:00pm - Alexandria Brinae Ali Bradley, Jess Best, Sarah Dooley, Olivia Harris, Janet Krupin and Britton Smith.

Tickets are $15 online, or $20 at the door - 
Food and drink available, no minimum! $5 beers!

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61 Local + Art Girl Army
Mar
26
10:30am10:30am

61 Local + Art Girl Army

Come see us at 61 Local as a part of their Sunday Sounds series sponsored by Art Girl Army! That's a lot of great things all rolled into one: awesome brooklyn bar with great food and drink (no minimum), amazing feminist power, and our usual lineup of talented songwriters accompanied by our tried and true orchestra of 12. 

Lineup to be announced soon! 

 

Sunday, April 10th / 7pm / $15 / tickets HERE 

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we're BACK at LPR
Mar
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

we're BACK at LPR

Le Poisson Rouge has welcomed us back after a successful and well-received performance last year. We can't wait to be joined by new artists Jean Rohe and John-Michael Lyles and are so excited to announce our latest addition to the songwriter cannon, Kate Davis.

Come out to see your favorite returners - Eisa Davis, Sarah Dooley, and Olivia Harris - and see what these new songwriters have in store for you! As always, accompanied by our fantastic 11-piece orchestra under the conductorial genius of our own Solomon Hoffman. 

 

Doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 8. Tickets are just $15 in advance. Get them HERE.

See you there! 

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TSO at LPR
Dec
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

TSO at LPR

Le Poisson Rouge welcomes The Songwriter's Orchestra! Doors open at 6:30pm for our biggest concert yet.

Featuring Magnus Ferguson , Eisa Davis , Britton Smith , Kathryn Gallagher , Olivia Harris , Jess Best , and once again under the direction of Solomon Hoffman, The Songwriter's Orchestra could not be more excited. See the link below for videos, bios, and more ways to get in touch with TSO and our amazing artists.

 

Click HERE for tickets:

$15 in advance or $20 day-of. There isn't even a drink minimum for all tickets...! 

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