Program

Hale Smith “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”
Florence Price (orch. William Grant Still) Dances in the Canebrakes
Harry Thacker Burleigh “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”
Rosephanye Powell “Ascribe to the Lord”
Adolphus Hailstork Prelude & Great Day
Adolphus Hailstork “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand”
Betty Jackson King “I Want God’s Heaven to be Mine”
Hezekiah Walker “Every Praise”
Kurt Carr “For Every Mountain”
John Legend “Glory”
Judith McAllister “Hallelujah, You’re Worthy to Be Praised”
Tim Berens “If My Jesus Will/We Shall Overcome”

About The Program

DPAA honors Black Music Month by celebrating African American musical traditions. Florence Price, the first Black woman to receive national attention as a symphonic composer, blends Joplin-esque ballroom and ragtime idioms into her Dances. Dvořák’s New World Symphony embraces Black folk music, fusing it with the composer’s Bohemian heritage. On the second half of the program, a community choir joins the orchestra to recognize and recount the African American experience in song.

Our Masterworks Series is sponsored by Dr. Ingrid Brown and Dr. Troy Tyner

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