Final preparations are underway for the Lift Every Voice concert on March 2, 2019,  evening of uplifting music!. This year’s event celebrates the artistic accomplishments of phenomenal women from Pittsburgh and beyond, and will be hosted by Demeatria Boccella and Kiya Tomlin. Led by Associate Conductor Andrés Franco, the evening will include a tribute to Pittsburgh jazz legend Mary Lou Williams featuring Deanna Witkowski, performances by Hill Dance Academy Theatre and the Lift Every Voice Unity Choir, and the Pittsburgh debut of Sphinx competition winner Adé Williams. Vocalist Capthia Jackson returns to Heinz Hall to celebrate the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and local jazz/funk combo Funky Fly Project will provide post-concert music in the lobby.