Monday, June 13, 2022

The McLean Symphony: "Remembering Juneteenth!" 50th Anniversary Sunday, June 19, 2022 - 4:00 PM: Coleridge-Taylor, Walker, Ellington, Pryor

Dr. Gilbert Pryor

The McLean Symphony

Maestro Dingwall Fleary of The McLean Symphony in Tyson's Corner, Virginia writes:

Hello Bill.

NOTE:  If you haven't seen the website of The McLean Symphony recently, your blog readers might be interested in a concert I'll be conducting next Sunday afternoon at 4:00, It will be the closing program of the season celebrating my/our 50th anniversary. Aptly titled, "Remembering Juneteenth!" it will take place at 4 PM in the Vault Theater of the new Capital One Hall at Tyson's Corner. 

Seating is limited in that venue... If you've never heard Bryan Jackson, you'll want to, and the piece I commissioned my friend Dr Pryor to create  -  based on 3 Civil Rights songs - is a knockout! It's written for full orchestra with solo trumpet, trombone and sax. I/we (the trio) premiered the piece last month with my other group, the Reston Community Orchestra.  

The McLean Symphony website has the details about Sunday. Don't hesitate to call anytime.


Remembering Juneteenth
Sunday, June 19, 2022 – 4:00 PM
Capital One Hall – Vault Theater, Tysons, VA
New World Order Horns • Bryan JacksonBaritone
Gilbert Pryor,Composer
A program to restore pride for a nation in pain with traditional Spirituals and Songs, music by Samuel COLERIDGETAYLOR, George WALKER, the great “Duke” ELLINGTON, and a stirring finale by local composer, Gilbert PRYOR.    

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