Thursday, April 28, 2011

Buffalo Opera Unlimited Presents 'A Tribute to William Grant Still' 3 PM, May 22

[William Grant Still]

University of Buffalo
State University of New York
Drama Theatre
Sunday, May 22
$25, $20 seniors & students

“Buffalo Opera Unlimited will present a program dedicated to the music of William Grant Still. He was considered the 'dean' of African-American composers. He was first to conduct a major symphony orchestra, first to have his symphony and opera performed by a major orchestra and major opera company.

“The program will include the Afro-American Symphony, chamber and vocal works. The highlight of the program will be a work for orchestra, singers and dancers entitled Sahdji , based on an African folk tale.” [William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, where a complete Works Lists by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma is featured.]

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