Thursday, December 22, 2011

National Symphony Orchestra in First Movement of William Grant Still's Symphony No. 1 on Jan. 7, THEARC Theater

[TOP: William Grant Still (Photo is the sole property of William Grant Still Music, and is used with permission. BOTTOM: Nolan Williams, Jr. (Photo:]

WilliamGrant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, All 5 of his symphonies are now available on the Naxos label.

Marcia Farabee is Principal Librarian of the National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center. She tells us the first movement of William Grant still's Afro-American Symphony will be performed on January 7, 2012:

“It is official: our January 7th performance will be the first movement only of the Symphony #1 (“Afro-American”). Nolan Williams, Jr. will be conducting.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.
and the American Freedom Movement
through Music, Video, and Spoken Word

National Symphony Orchestra
NEWorks Productions
Voices of Inspiration
Rev. Nolan Williams, Jr., conductor

with special guests

Shirley Murdock
R&B/Gospel Recording Artist

Frédéric Yonnet
Urban Jazz Harmonicist

Byron Nichols
of Richard Smallwood & Vision

Sat., January 7, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
THEARC Theater
1901 Mississippi Ave SE
Washington DC 20020

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