Thursday, February 10, 2011

DSO Blog: 5 Works of Hale Smith on Detroit Symphony Orchestra's 'Classical Roots' Program March 4 & 5

DSO Blog
Performance Information
CLASSICAL ROOTS: Daniel Bernard Roumain
Andrè Raphel, conductor; Daniel Bernard Roumain, violin; Angela M. Brown, soprano; Brazeal Dennard Chorale
Fri., Mar. 4 at 10:45 a.m.
Sat. Mar. 5 at 8:30 p.m.

Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing arr. Roland Carter
Selections of Spirituals Brazeal Dennard Chorale
Augustus Hill, conductor

Dancers, Dreamers, and Presidents Daniel Bernard Roumain
Let us Break Bread Hale Smith, from Four Spirituals
Jesus Lay your Head in the Window Hale Smith, from Four Spirituals
This Little Light of Mine Hale Smith, from Four Spirituals
Witness Hale Smith, from Four Spirituals
Negro Folk Symphony William Dawson
By Yearning and By Beautiful Hale Smith

MGM Grand Detroit
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Sat., Mar. 5
6:30 p.m. Reception and Strolling Dinner
8:30 p.m. Classical Roots Concert
10:30 p.m. Dessert & Dancing
Black Tie Event
[The African American composer, pianist and professor Hale Smith passed away on November 24, 2009 after a lengthy illness. His complete Works List has been compiled by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma and is featured on the composer's page at]

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