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Classical Roots

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Orchestra Hall
Friday, March 8, 2019 – 10:45 AM Buy Tickets
Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 8:00 PM Buy Tickets
This program will be live webcast Saturday, March 9
at 8:00 pm EST (GMT-5) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will honor Dr. William F. Pickard, notable Detroit philanthropist and founder of the Arthur L. Johnson Fund for African American Artists, and Dr. Robert A. Harris, respected African-American composer and Professor of Music, at the 41st Annual Classical Roots Celebration. Classical Roots honors African-American composers, musicians and educators for lifetime achievement and raises funds to support the DSO's African-American music and musician development programs.

PROGRAM TO INCLUDE:
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra
André Raphel, conductor



JOHN ROSAMOND JOHNSON
Lift Every Voice and Sing
Classical Roots Celebration Choir*

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK
O Praise The Lord
and
ESAYE BARNWELL
Wanting Memories
Brazeal Dennard Chorale
Alice McAllister Tillman, artistic director

ROBERT A HARRIS
Gloria
Jacqueline Echols, soprano
Classical Roots Celebration Choir*

GEORGE WALKER
Lyric for Strings

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

*Specially assembled by Norah Duncan, Professor and Chair of the Wayne State University Department of Music, The Classical Roots Celebration Choir combines voices from the Brazeal Dennard Chorale and the Wayne State Centennial Choir.


Artists

André Raphel, conductor  Bio
André Raphel has established a reputation as an exciting and versatile conductor through innovative programming, a commitment to American music, and fresh interpretations of the standard repertoire. Described by the New York Times as “An agile, demonstrative conductor who is physically drawn into the music,” Mr. Raphel is currently in his eighth season as Music Director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared with most of the major American orchestras including the Boston and Chicago symphony orchestras, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.

Learn more at www.andreraphel.com.
Jacqueline Echols, soprano   
Wayne State Centennial Choir, chorus   
Norah Duncan IV, director   
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