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YPC for school groups: A Celebration of Black Composers
January 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(YPC performances are for school groups only and are not public events.)
A Celebration of Black Composers – Jan 2023
In 1930, American composer William Grant Still wrote an “Afro-American” Symphony in which he cleverly incorporated the sounds of spirituals and the blues into symphonic music. While many composers of African descent found success integrating the sounds of their heritage into their classical works, others developed a distinct voice all their own. Join us as we celebrate DreamWeek with a program uniquely dedicated to Black composers who have made tremendous contributions to classical symphonic music despite significant obstacles.
Cross-Curricular Theme: Social Studies
Charles Floyd, conductor
January 25, 2023 at 9:45 & 11:10 am – Highlands HS Auditorium
January 26-27, 2023 at 9:45 am & 11:10 am – Holmes HS Auditorium