When I Rise screening 2/3

A  film screening and performance/panel siscussion of the locally-produced film When I Rise will take place Thursday, Feb 3, 6:30 pm at LBJ Auditorium, 2313 Red River, Austin, Texas (map)

“When I Rise” profiles Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student, who finds herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, struggling against the odds and ultimately ascending to the heights of international opera.

The Feb. 3 screening will be followed by a performance by Barbara Smith Conrad, mezzo-soprano, and Icy Simpson. Simpson, soprano, is currently completing an Artist Diploma in Opera Performance at UT Austin and she is also featured in the film. They will be accompanied by pianist, Richard Masters.

There will also be a panel discussion moderated by Don Carleton featuring
Mat Hames, Director, When I Rise
Barbara Smith Conrad, mezzo-soprano
Icy Simpson, soprano

When I Rise will air on KLRU Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 9 pm,  Thursday, Feb. 10, at 8 pm and Sunday, Feb. 13 at 3 pm.