Wednesday, May 21, 2008

John McLaughlin Williams on Suburban Symphony's Performance of “Afro-American Symphony”

[Afro-American Symphony; William Grant Still; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Kruger, conductor; Bridge 9086 (1999)]

On May 19, 2008 AfriClassical posted: “Suburban Symphony's Co-Principal Trumpet Conducts Still's
Afro-American Symphony”. We learned of the article from the African American conductor John McLaughlin Williams. Following the post, Williams commented: “There was supposed to be another Ukrainian-American Festival in Kiev this spring, in which I was to perform the Still Symphony (never performed there), but it's been rescheduled for next year, so I'm glad to know it's being programmed elsewhere. It really needs to be played anytime except February.”

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