The African American Museum Dallas presents the Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra of Houston. The Honorable Carolyn King Arnold, Dallas City Council, and legendary jazz musician Roger Boykins will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for the event.
The Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra of Houston is one of the nation's oldest contemporary majority African-American community orchestras. It was formed in 1983 under the umbrella of Community Music Center of Houston by music director Anne Lundy for three purposes: to give African-American instrumentalists opportunities to perform together; to explore and perform music written by black composers; and to be an example to the black community that orchestras can include people who look like them.
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