Saturday, February 18, 2012

Marlon Daniel and Tatarstan State Symphony Orchestra in Russian Premiere of Still's 'Afro-American Symphony'

[Maestro Marlon Daniel at the podium in Kazan, and with the Tatarstan State Symphony Orchestra standing behind him.]

Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan, Russian Federation. On Feb. 11, 2012 AfriClassical posted: “Marlon Daniel Rehearses with Tatarstan State SymphonyOrchestra, Sends Photos from Kazan, Russia.” The concert program included the Russian Premiere of William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 (Afro-American Symphony).  Today Marlon Daniel sends links to photos in Kazan Week:

Tatarstan State Symphony Orchestra
February 11, 2012 8:00PM

Marlon Daniel, conductor
Darnell Ishmel, baritone
Alison Buchanan, soprano

BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
I. Moderato assai (Longing)
II. Adagio (Sorrow)
III. Animato (Humor)
IV. Lento, con risoluzione (Aspiration)


GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess - Concert Suite
[William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,]
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That's exciting!! And I can't tell you how refreshing it is to see so many African-American conductors getting work.  Celeste Headlee

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