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Classical Roots

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Orchestra Hall
Friday, March 3, 2017 – 10:45 AM
Friday, March 3, 2017 – 8:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Friday, March 3
at 8:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will honor trumpeter, composer, and Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Chair Terence Blanchard and jazz violinist and MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter at the 39th annual Classical Roots Celebration.

Kazem Abdullah will conduct the program, which includes the world premiere of Detroit 67 composed by Blanchard marking the 50th anniversary of Detroit’s tumultuous summer of 1967, as well as Jeffrey Mumford's cello concerto titled of fields unfolding…echoing depths of resonant light. Cellist Christine Lamprea, First Prize winner of the 2013 Sphinx Competition, joins the DSO as guest soloist for the cello concerto.

The Celebration event that includes a strolling dinner, concert and afterglow is SOLD-OUT!


Artists

Kazem Abdullah, conductor  
Regina Carter, violin   
Christine Lamprea, cello   
Brazeal Dennard Chorale, chorus   Bio

Founded in 1972 by the late Brazeal Dennard, the Brazeal Dennard Chorale is currently led by Alice McAllister Tillman. The Chorale has been a part of the Classcial Roots Celebration since its inception. 

Learn more at www.brazealdennard.org

 

Alice McAllister Tillman, artistic director   

Program

JOHNSON/ARR. CARTER Lift Every Voice and Sing  
JEFFREY MUMFORD of fields unfolding...echoing depths of resonant light  
TERENCE BLANCHARD Detroit 67 (World Premiere)  
DAVID SCHIFF 4 Sisters: Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra