Friday, August 11, 2017

John Malveaux: Part 22-LBCAA 30 year history

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Part 22-LBCAA 30 year history

The Civil War ended May 8, 1865, MusicUNTOLD presented May 24, 2015 FREEDOM CONCERT to celebrate 150th anniversary of end of Civil War and passage of 13th Amendment ending US slavery at Hall of Liberty-Hollywood Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, Ca. The concert was hosted by Dennis Bartel, KUSC Classical Radio and included the West C,oast premiere of arias from operas on Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, Duke Ellington's, The Single Petal Of A Rose and the world’s only video recording of Roy Harris’ Bicentennial Symphony endorsed by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. The Bicentennial Symphony aka 14th Symphony is the strongest unsweetened musical statement on U.S. History, slavery, and race relations ever made by an American composer. The work was written 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.  
 Please see page 1 (cover) of program- Air National Guard Band of the West Coast ‘Brass Ensemble’ not pictured. See program page 2, program page 3, and program page 4 (back cover).

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