Saturday, April 14, 2018

Marietta Daily Journal: Georgia Symphony Orchestra to present works of African-American composers for April shows

William Grant Still (1895-1978)

Marietta, Georgia

MARIETTA — The Georgia Symphony Orchestra announced it will partner with regional African-American organizations in the presentation of April concerts this year. In keeping with their mission of providing relevant music to the community, the GSO will collaborate with:

♦ Morehouse Glee Club
♦ Spelman Glee Club
♦ Uzee Brown Society of Choraliers
♦ Georgia Spiritual Ensemble
♦ Dr. Uzee Brown
♦ Dr. Oral Moses
♦ Theresa Price

The GSO Chorus will join with the partner choristers to form a tremendous voice ensemble to power the performance, which will present a range of music offerings from outbursts of spiritual joy to the exploration of social justice. Featuring the music of African-American composers, this concert constitutes the fourth installment in a multi-year and multi-ensemble series dedicated to American music. It includes the world premiere of “Moonlight Waltz” by the GSO’s own N. E. Wheeler, the Georgia premiere of Daniel Bernard Roumain’s “Human Songs and Stories” and the Georgia premiere of William Grant Still’s “And They Lynched Him on a Tree.”

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