To Belong Here: Notes from the African Diaspora

Event Details:

Location: Paramount Theatre

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019

Time: 8 pm


Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges
Symphony No. 1 in G major, Op. 11
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai

Antonio Carlos Gomes
C’era una volta un principe from Il Guarany

Shawnette Sulker, soprano

William Grant Still
Songs of Separation
I. Idolatry
II. Poéme
III. Parted
        Shawnette Sulker, soprano


Florence Price
Symphony No. 3 in C minor
I. Andante
II. Andante ma non troppo
III. Juba: Allegro
IV. Scherzo: Finale

Edward Kennedy (Duke) Ellington


Michael Morgan

Music Director Laureate

Shawnette Sulker


Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint Georges, 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 $95
Price Level B $73
Price Level C $57
Price Level D $45
Price Level E $25

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