Monday, December 17, 2018

The AAN celebrates William Grant Still Saturday, January 12, 5 PM

Join the CSO AAN for a lecture celebrating composer and conductor William Grant Still, who is widely considered the “Dean of African American composers.” A prolific composer of operas, ballets, symphonies and other works, Still also was the first African American to conduct a professional symphony orchestra in the United States. CSO AAN Director of Community Stewardship Sheila Jones and Columbia College Chicago professor Stan West will share a multimedia presentation about this immensely important composer’s life and music. 

A Celebration of William Grant Still
Saturday, January 12, 5:00

Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center

Tickets are free but required.

Stay for the evening’s CSO concert to hear Still’s In Memoriam: The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy and Elgar’s Enigma Variations! Use promo code RSVP on or call Patron Services at 312-294-3340 for $35 tickets.

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