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TICKETS for the concert to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment to our US Constitution Ending Slavery featuring the Los Angeles premiere of Roy Harris "Bicentennial Symphony" aka "14th Symphony" scheduled January 17, 2015, Luckman Fine Arts Complex on the campus of California State University Los Angeles are now availalbe online through the CSULA Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
Please visit www.calstatela.edu/mtd and click on the buy tickets tab. The concert is not listed on Luckman Fine Arts Complex website nor will tickets be sold through the Luckman Fine Arts Complex online ticket service. However, tickets may be purchased in person from the Luckman Fine Arts Complex box office.
Roy Harris "14th Symphony" is the strongest musical statement on U.S. History, slavery, and race relations ever made by an American composer. The symphony was composed for orchestra with large chorus. The chorus carries the larger part of the work with passages from the Preamble to the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, and the Emancipation Proclamation as well as original passages. Maestro Renee' Baker will conduct Roy Harris "14th Symphony" and additionally recite the female solo narrator part with Donnie Ray Albert reciting the solo male narrator part in Harris 14th Symphony. The pivotal Donnie Ray Albert will also sing an aria, with pianist Polli Chambers-Salazar, from Ulysses Kay opera Frederick Douglass and he is the solo narrator for Copland's "Lincoln Portrait".
January 17th is MLK Jr. weekend. The legacy of Dr. King will be remembered through an original poem with music titled "Candlelight" for Soprano by composer/educator Dr. Joopoong Kim in Seoul, Korea. Soprano Jumi Kim, with pianist Mary Au, will perform the tribute song in Korean Language with English translation displayed on overhead screen.
KUSC Classical Radio 91.5 FM Dennis Bartel is host for the program.
The concert is a co-production of CSULA Department of Music, Theatre, & Dance and MusicUNTOLD with support from Colburn Foundation & Employee Community Fund of the Boeing Company.