National Philharmonic: Black Pioneers in Classical Music
About National Philharmonic: Black Pioneers in Classical Music
Piotr Gajewski conducts the National Philharmonic in this tribute to Black Composers in Classical Music featuring compositions by Wynton Marsalis, Florence Price, George Walker and William Grant Still. Joining the National Philharmonic is Melissa White, violinist, Sphinx Competition winner and founding member of the Harlem Quartet.
Melissa White, violin
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Wynton Marsalis - "Wild Strumming of Fiddle" (from "All Rise")
Florence Price - Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major
George Walker - "Lyric for Strings"
William Grant Still - Symphony No. 1 ("Afro-American")
Pre-concert lecture will take place beginning at 6:45pm.
Recommended for ages 7 and up.