National Philharmonic: BLACK PIONEERS IN CLASSICAL MUSIC
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8pm
The Music Center
Black Pioneers in Classical Music
Pre-concert lecture 6:45pm
Melissa White, violin
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Wynton Marsalis Wild Strumming of Fiddle (from All Rise)
Florence Price Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major
George Walker Lyric for Strings
William Grant Still Symphony No. 1 ("Afro-American")
Piotr Gajewski conducts the National Philharmonic in this tribute to Black Composers in Classical Music featuring compositions by Wynton Marsalis, Florence Price, George Walker and William Grant Still. Joining the National Philharmonic is Melissa White, violinist, Sphinx Competition winner and founding member of the Harlem Quartet. Come hear why The Cincinnati Enquirer says that Melissa White is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent.”
Sponsored by Patricia Haywood Moore & Roscoe M. Moore Jr.
Kids 7-17 Free
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This concert is not presented by Strathmore.