Thursday, March 15, 2012

André Raphel Conducts DSO Classical Roots Concerts; Live Webcast 10:35 AM EST Friday, March 16, 2012

Juanita Smith is widow of the late composer Hale Smith (1925-2009). He and William Levi Dawson (1899-1990) are profiled at, with a complete Works List for each by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, Juanita Smith forwards this email from Maestro André Raphel:

Hello Friends,

I'll be making my debut with the Detroit Symphony in Classical Roots concerts on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17. Friday's concert will be a Live Webcast starting at 10:35 am EST.

If you're near a computer on Friday, check out the webcast at the following link:

Hope you can tune in!
All best,

André Raphel

“This season's Classical Roots concert features a new work by Haitian-American composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain. His 'Dancers, Dreamers, & Presidents', commissioned for this concert, is the latest statement of this imaginative young master. The DSO rounds out this annual tribute to the contributions of African-American composers and musicians with a 1961 string serenade by the late Hale Smith and William Dawson's exquisite Negro Folk Symphony, composed for Leopold Stokowski in 1934.”

Comment by email:
Hi Bill, Thanks for your excellent post regarding the webcast!  Your work is much appreciated.   Best Regards, André [André Raphel]

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