Andrew Crust, conductor | Katherine Jolly, Soprano - 

The passion and pathos of Barber’s Adagio for Strings sets the stage for an evening of contemplation and celebration of Black History Month. Renowned soprano soloist Katherine Jolly brings Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 for voice and orchestra to life and offers an idyllic and nostalgic picture of an evening in the American South through the eyes of a young child. Songs from the celebrated Florence Price, the first African American female composer to win national recognition, delight in their elegant settings of traditional American sounds. Rounding out the program is William Grant Still’s “Symphony No. 1 ‘Afro American.’” Still, the first African American composer to have a work performed by a major symphony orchestra, is celebrated and remembered for his eloquent and thoughtful incorporation of the blues idiom into the symphonic style.

SAMUEL BARBER - Adagio for Strings

SAMUEL BARBER - Knoxville: Summer of 1915

FLORENCE PRICE - Various Art Songs (arr. by Andrew Crust)

WILLIAM GRANT STILL - Symphony No. 1 "Afro American"

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