Monday, March 17, 2014

SUNY Orange Symphonic Band: "From the South: The Folk and Spiritual Sounds of African-American Traditions", 7 PM Friday, March 21

Dr. O'Neal Douglas, Jr.

William Grant Still

Kevin Scott writes:

For those who see me on Facebook, you already received an invite from me, and if you are or are not in the Newburgh area this Friday, spread the word and share the attached flyer with your friends or colleagues who live nearby.
But for those who are not on the social network, please pass the news down that the SUNY Orange Symphonic Band is presenting the first of three concerts devoted to the legacy of African-American composers who have written for concert band, brass ensemble and organ. The first concert, entitled "From the South: The Folk and Spiritual Sounds of African-American Traditions" will feature the first New York performance of O'Neal Douglas' Harriet, a symphony in three movements depicting the legacy of the noted abolitionist, and the first performance of William Grant Still's Kaintuck' in an arrangement for piano and wind symphony created by noted composer-conductor Dana Paul Perna, with Leon Hilfstein as soloist.
The remainder of the program consists of Cedric Adderley's Indigo Run, Ayatey Shabazz's arrangement of Let Us Break Bread Together and two works by William Owens: And My Spirit Lives On and The Southern Dawn.
If you're unable to make this concert, which is on Friday evening, March 21st at 7:00 p.m., do not fret, for there are two more concerts on March 30th at Grace Episcopal Church in Middletown, and on May 17th at the Paramount Theatre, also in Middletown.
For further information, write me, or even call at (845) 341-4393.
Looking forward to seeing some of you!

Kevin Scott

[William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma,]

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And there's two more coming, Bill...stay tuned!  Thanks,  Kevin  [Kevin Scott]

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