To Belong Here: Notes from the African Diaspora

Event Details:

Location: Paramount Theatre

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019

Time: 8 pm

Program:

Duke Ellington
Harlem

Shawnette Sulker, soprano

Florence Price
Symphony No. 3

Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint George
Symphony

 

Michael Morgan

Music Director & Conductor

Shawnette Sulker

soprano

Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint George, born to a plantation owner and a slave, became a virtuoso violinist and composer — combining the folk songs of his childhood in Guadeloupe with the sounds of Mozart. Florence Price was the first African American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer. Duke Ellington described his elegy to Harlem: “You may hear a parade go by, or a funeral, or you may recognize those who are making Civil Rights demands.” Soprano Shawnette Sulker is featured.

Price Level A $90
Price Level B $68
Price Level C $52
Price Level D $40
Price Level E $25
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