We Will Not be Silenced: Joseph Colaneri

Glimmerglass Festival Music Director Joseph Colaneri and members of the Young Artists present a program of songs celebrating the human spirit. Performances are paired with selected 2017 Syracuse University’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program speaking about current movements for justice around the world.

August 12, 2017
Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown, 10:00 A.M.

Meroe Adeeb, Ariana Douglas, Mary Evelyn Hangley, Simone Paulwell,
Gabriella Sam, Jasmin White, Jasmine Barnes, sopranos
Briana Hunter, Tesia Kwarteng, Stephanie Sanchez, Alyssa Martin,
Mary Beth Nelson, Taylor Alexis DuPont, mezzo-sopranos
Elliott Paige, Andres Moreno García, Edward Graves, Joseph Leppek,
Steven Myles, Dylan Morrongiello, tenors
Justin Austin, Joshua Conyers, Nicholas Davis, Carl DuPont, Jawan Jenkins,
Jarrett Porter, Eric Shane, baritones/basses
Katherine Kozak, piano


“Sois immobile”
Gioachino Rossini from Guillaume Tell
Nicholas Davis

“The Murder of Jimmy Lee Jackson”
Philip Glass from Appomattox
Joshua Conyers

“Der Mond geht auf den Firsten”
Viktor Ullmann from Der Kaiser von Atlantis
Dylan Morrongiello

“Mir ist so wunderbar”
Ludwig van Beethoven from Fidelio
Ariana Douglas, Carl DuPont, Mary Evelyn Hangley, Joseph Leppek

“My dearest daughters”
Francis Poulenc from Dialogues of the Carmelites
Helena Brown

“Va pensiero”
Giuseppe Verdi from Nabucco

“The Road Home”
Stephen Paulus
Briana Hunter and Ensemble


Following the musical portion of the program, Margaret Lane, director of the Hubert Humphrey fellowship program at Syracuse University, will moderate a conversation on movements for justice around the world. Panelists include:

Ibrahim ShahristaniAfghanistan
Ibrahim Shahristani was most recently the Chief Information Officer at the Ministry of Commerce and Industries in Afghanistan. His responsibilities entail aligning policy to support legal structure; implementing IT resources effectively, and introducing innovation in public services. Ibrahim has interests in software system integration and the alignment of policies and national development goals. He earned a Bachelor Degree of Computer Science at Kabul University and an M.Scin Computer Science from the Technical University of Berlin.

Liva Liepina, Latvia
Liva Liepina was most recently a consultant to the State Chancellery of Latvia, where her area of responsibilities included developing a human resource development policy in the public administration and coordinating its implementation. She is interested in strategic human resource management and in building leadership within public administration. She earned a law degree from the University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia, and a Professional Master’s degree in public administration from the School of Business Administration at Turiba University, also in Riga.

Sutharsan Sambasivam, Sri Lanka
Sutharsan Sambasivam is an officer in the Sri Lanka Administrative Service and was most recently the Assistant District Secretary of Jaffna in Sri Lanka. He has also served as the Deputy Project Director of the Strategic Cities Development Project, Emergency Northern Recovery Project, Re Awakening Project and the Assistant Commissioner of Labour in the Department of Labour. Sutharsan wishes to undertake a comparative study of democratic governance, reforms, decentralization and identify factors for reforms and implementation of the inclusive approach for development through collaboration. He earned his Master of Public Administration from the University of Colombo, M.Sc in Organizational Management from the University of Peradeniya, and B.Sc in Agriculture from the University of Jaffna.


Special thanks to sponsors of individual Young Artists on this morning’s program:

Amica Insurances Services (Mary Evelyn Hangley), Dianne Balfour and Carl Adkins (Meroë Khalia Adeeb), Donald Baker and Nina McLemore (Tesia Kwarteng), Jim and Nancy Barton (Alyssa Martin), Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon (Elliott Paige), Jane M. Byrne (Jasmin White), Patricia and John Chadwick (Stephanie Sanchez), Michelle and Stephen Dizard (Ariana Douglas), Carol E. and David A. Domina (Nicholas Davis), Robert Ellis and Jane Bernstein (Jarrett Porter), Nellie and Robert Gipson (Mary Beth Nelson, Gabriella H. Sam and Edward Graves), Gemma Hall (Helena Brown), Patricia Kavanagh and James Grant (Simone Z. Paulwell), Tom Morgan and Erna Morgan McReynolds (Eric Shane), Melanie and David Niemiec (Briana Hunter), Dale L. Ponikvar and The Singers Forum Foundation, Inc. (Steven D. Myles), Thomas C. Ragan (Joseph Leppek), The Manny and Ileane Smith Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh (Joshua Conyers), Ted Snowdon and Duffy Violante (Carl DuPont), Lady Juliet and Dr. Christopher Tadgell (Dylan Morrongiello), Kara Unterberg (Andrés Moreno García), and Bill and Theda White (Justin Austin).