Monday, February 25, 2008

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore's other symphony orchestra

Baltimore Sun
Cellist's daughter recalls applause for Colored Symphony

By Frederick N. Rasmussen | Sun Reporter
February 24, 2008
Theadosia Johnson Stokes remembers growing up in Baltimore during the 1930s, and dressing in her Sunday best, to attend concerts of the old Colored Symphony Orchestra and Chorus that were held in the auditorium of Frederick Douglass High School.

"I also remember walking down a long path in Druid Hill Park, with long rows of benches on each side, that ended with a bandstand, and that's where the Colored Park Band played during the summer," Stokes, now 86, recalled the other day.

"It seemed to me that it was behind the conservatory and not far from Auchentoroly Terrace. People enjoyed going there to listen to the music," she said. Full Post

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