Leonard Bopp

Leonard Bopp is a conductor, composer and trumpet player who works on solo and collaborative projects that span from the classical repertoire to contemporary music. Leonard is the founder and conductor of the Blackbox Ensemble, a New York-based new music ensemble devoted to social engagement through contemporary music performance. A graduate of Williams College and Juilliard Pre-College, Leonard currently studies conducting with Kenneth Kiesler at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

Composer, Conductor, Trumpeter

Releasing 6.2.2020

Debut Release Christopher Street Liberation Day 1970

Credits & Musicians:

Composer: Leonard Bopp; Countertenor: Luke Paulino; Cello: David Newton; Viola: Jay Julio; Violin: Jeff Pearson; Recorded by Excelsior Images; Mastering & Cover Art: Lautstumm Recording Studios; Photo: Leonard Bopp; Curator: Fr. Graeme Napier; Executive Producer: Denise Marsa

KeyMedia Group is proud to be partnering With Leonard Bopp and St. John’s in the Village for the June 2, 2020 release of his new original piece Christopher Street Liberation Day 1970, commemorating 50 years since the first LGBTQ Christopher Street Parade in honor of the conflict at Stonewall, a year before. Christopher Street Liberation Day 1970, an hommage to those who fought the battle and who continue to fight for equal rights for all.

Special thanks & credit to “ONE Archives at the University of Southern California Libraries” for the use of the flyer. Learn more about ONE Archives.

On June 28, 1970 the Christopher Street Liberation Day in New York and the Christopher Street West Association in Los Angeles marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the first Gay Pride Parades in United States history.The Libretto for #CSLD1970 is taken from a newsletter distributed by the GLF – Gay Liberation Front.

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