Monday, November 24, 2014

John Malveaux: Donnie Ray Albert to be narrator in L.A. premiere of Roy Harris' 'Bicentennial Symphony' & Copland's 'Lincoln Portrait' Jan. 17, 2015, CSULA

Donnie Ray Albert

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MusicUNTOLD and California State University Los Angeles will not program Ulysses Kay's ONCE THAT WAS A MAN with Grammy Bass-Baritone Donnie Ray Albert as solo narrator during concert to celebrate 150th Anniversary of US Constitution 13th Amendment Ending Slavery on January 17, 2015 at Luckman Fine Arts Complex as previously reported. However, Donnie Ray Albert is scheduled for the male narrator in Roy Harris's BICENTENNIAL SYMPHONY, Los Angeles world premiere and Copland's LINCOLN PORTRAIT. He will also sing a short aria from Ulysses Kay's FREDERICK DOUGLASS opera with pianist Polli Chambers-Salazar and the following text:

Like a coat of many colors,
see this land ordained by God!
First among its many brothers,
stained with weeping, stained with blood!
Look along the far horizon-
See them coming, the lost, alone-
to this land of many colors
does not a Father call them home?
Then shall the day be the prophets spoke of:
out of the hunter shall come forth sweet:
and like a coat of many colors
the land shall be theirs and they shall be free!
sound loud the timbrell over Egypt's dark see-
Jehovah shall triumph, his people be free!

John Malveaux

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