A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the NAACP in support of racial equality. Learn more about the NAACP HERE
The broadcast will feature world premiere pre-recorded performances conducted and produced by Matt Butler and co. through virtual improvisation, accompanied by exclusive interviews with musicians between songs.
A very limited amount of VIP tickets are available!
Check out Everyone Orchestra’s recent Remote Improv Session HERE
- World Premiere pre-recorded performances
- Exclusive interviews with musicians between songs
- Zoom party hosted by Matt Butler
- Meet & Greet- 40 minute pre-show virtual hang + Q&A with the musicians
- Full GA Experience
About Everyone Orchestra: Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler has taken its participants, both on stage and off, on improvisational journeys with the most diverse of all-star musician lineups at festivals, theaters and philanthropic events both nationally and internationally. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul.
A MESSAGE FROM MATT:
Juneteenth – a blending of the words June and nineteenth – is the oldest regular celebration of the end of slavery. It commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that slaves were told of their emancipation: “In accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.” This came two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, which, though it declared all enslaved people free on paper, had not necessarily been the case in practice.
Throughout its history Juneteenth has been overlooked by non-black Americans, including myself. Some African Americans and others have been celebrating Juneteenth – also called Emancipation Day – much like Fourth of July, with parties, picnics and gatherings with family and friends.
People are talking about Juneteenth now because it’s right around the corner and because our President has announced he would hold a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the site of one of the worst acts of racial violence our country has ever seen. On the other end of the spectrum, companies like Nike, Postmates, Twitter and Square have just announced the day as a paid holiday for their employees.
In full transparency, I was ignorant about Juneteenth until now and when I scheduled the EO Virtual Sessions I did it without this knowledge. Because it’s a day of celebration and connection, we have decided to keep the event on the date and embrace the holiday as a way of saying Black Lives Matter. We are also committed to education along with celebration, and a portion of the sales will be donated to NAACP in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the betterment of the political, educational and economic landscape with the goal of equal rights for all.
I’m excited to share the music and space with you and to honor this important holiday.