In keeping with its tradition of featuring under-performed works, the Chamber Orchestra explores the rich history of African-American orchestral music. Often intentionally excluded from the traditional canon, these incredible African American composers should be as familiar to you as Bach or Beethoven.
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The concert begins with a gleeful, playful overture by Scott Joplin. Then, we feature the incomparable Stephanie Ann Ball and GeDeane Graham, with Julia Perry’s <em>Stabat Mater </em>and William Grant Still’s<em> From the Hearts of Women.</em>
The concert also features Joseph Schwantner’s <em>New Morning for the World</em>, a setting some of Martin Luther King Jr.’s most compelling oratory for orchestra, and we conclude with Florence Price’s compelling arrangement of the African American spiritual <em>My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord.</em>
<em>NOTE: For tickets to the Denver, CO production at the King Center, please see the </em><a href="https://ahec.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1508&r=96425c6d9c3b4e59bdf4f6da16f7e7d3" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><em>Auraria Higher Education Center website.</em></strong></a>