Friday, March 4, 2016

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Classical Roots Celebration Live Webcast Saturday at 8 PM EST Includes "Here We Are" by Henry Panion, III

Henry Panion III, PhD
University Professor of Music
Department of Music
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
“Here We Are” was commissioned by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in 1963 and the tragic deaths of four children, often commemorated as the “Four Little Girls.” At its Alabama Symphony Orchestra premiere, on the annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., music critic Michael Huebner described Panion’s work as the “most poignant in this concert’s history.”

FREE Live Webcast

Saturday, March 5 at 8 pm EST (GMT-5)
For more than three decades, the Classical Roots concert has celebrated African-American contributions to classical music. This year, soprano Laquita Mitchell and NEA Jazz Master Branford Marsalis will pay tribute to legendary singer Jessye Norman and the late Dr. Silas Norman Jr. in a beautiful program featuring Strauss, Gershwin, Marsalis' own composition, and more!
Roderick Cox, conductor Laquita Mitchell, soprano
Branford Marsalis, alto saxophone
Brazeal Dennard Chorale
Alice McAllister Tillman
, artistic director and soprano
On the Program:
JOHNSON Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
DVOŘÁK American Suite
STRAUSS Four Last Songs
JOHN WILLIAMS "Three Escapades" from Catch Me if You Can
GERSHWIN "Catfish Row" Suite from Porgy and Bess

Comment by email:
Now, that is nice. I'll share this on my social outlets, as well. Thank you so much. Hey, if you want to add a direct link to the webcast, here it is: -- Henry Panion, III, Ph.D.

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