June 24, 3pm EDT (US), 8pm BST (UK)

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Leila Adu: For Edna 

Allison Loggins-Hull: Stolen 

Angélica Negrón: Las Desaparecidas

Nathalie Joachim: Dam mwen yo

About the artist

Praised for her “expert technical work” (The Strad), cellist Amanda Gookin "pushes Classical forward" (LA Times) and champions the future of music through the creation and bold performance of new works, and a dedication to education, culture, and community engagement. 

Amanda was the founder and decade-long cellist of contemporary string quartet, PUBLIQuartet, and she was nominated for a 2020 GRAMMY Award for their latest album, Freedom and Faith. She serves on the faculty at Mannes School of Music and SUNY Purchase, leading courses on experimental performance, social leadership, and women in music. She has been sought after to speak on activism through music by TEDxMidAtlantic, Second Inversion, and I Care If You Listen.

Her initiative, Forward Music Project, commissions new multimedia works for solo cello and video art that elevate stories of feminine empowerment through raw performances and educational programs. Amanda has been presented by such institutions as The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), The Wallis (Los Angeles), and deDoelen (Rotterdam, NL). 


Amanda has requested that any donations be made to the Forward Music Project. We have supplied the link below:


Amanda's upcoming album, Forward Music Project 1.0, is available for pre-order here:


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