Thursday, January 3, 2008

Thomas Wilkins & Detroit Symphony Orchestra Perform “Exegisis” by Augustus Hill

Classical Roots Celebration VIII will take place Saturday, February 23, 6:00 p.m. with Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra led by its Resident Conductor, Thomas Wilkins.

Since 1978, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s annual Classical Roots Concert has been a celebration of African-contributions to classical music and a proud partnership with Detroit’s own Brazeal Dennard Chorale. The Celebration also honors select African-American composers, musicians and educators for lifetime achievement, with proceeds supporting the DSO’s African-American music and musician development programs.

This year, joining DSO Resident Conductor and crowd favorite, Thomas Wilkins, for the Classical Roots Celebration VIII concerts is acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Denyce Graves. The program will feature Exegisis, a work by African-American composer Augustus Hill, Berlioz’s Cleopatra and Detroit’s own Brazeal Dennard Chorale.

For more information, please call 313-576-5072 or e-mail

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