Sounds of the Americas: Music of the 1930s – An African-American Celebration

Date(s) - May 17, 2020
2:00 pm

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek

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Featuring: Winner of the Yen Liang Young Artist Competition

This program is part of our new year-to-year series celebrating many different American musical traditions. We being with a program that celebrates two great but underperformed African-American composers of the mid-twentieth century, both of whom took inspiration from a wide variety of musical traditions to create their own fascinating individual styles.

William Grant Still – Old California
String concerto featuring Yen Liang Young Artist Competition Winner
Duke Ellington – “I Got It Bad” and “Sophisticated Lady”
Florence Price – Symphony No. 3