African-American Composers Exhibition Series / CAAM / February 2019 / LA Phil / March 2019 / Spring Session

Dates for exciting up coming events: WGSAC 11th Annual African American Composer Exhibition and Education Series, LA Phil Partnership, and Black Composers Songversation at CAAM

WGSAC 11th Annual African American Composer Exhibition and Education Series, LA Phil Partnership, and Black Composers Songversation at CAAM


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William Grant Still Art Center
Music is Art, Music is Philosophy, Music is History: The Legacy of Dr. William Grant Still

Mar 16 – Jun 8
FREE

The 11th Annual African American Composer’s Series Exhibition and Free Music Education Program. More info to come!

The William Grant Still Arts Center
2520 S. West View Street
Los Angeles, CA 90016


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California African American Museum (CAAM)
Black Composers Songversation

WED Feb 13
FREE

Enjoy and learn about the music and contributions of black composers, including the acclaimed 20th-century composer William Grant Still and his contemporaries. The evening includes live music and a conversation between pianist Aaron Diehl and Ami Motevalli, director of the William Grant Still Arts Center.

Presented in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the William Grant Still Arts Center.

California African American Museum
600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California 90007


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LA Phil
William Grant Still & the Harlem Renaissance: Symphony No. 1


 Prices vary

Use Promo code: WGSCenter
for 35% off select sections 

The dean of African-American composers wows with classical form shaped by rhythm and blues.


Program

  • ELLINGTON : “Come Sunday” from Black, Brown and Beige
  • GERSHWIN : Rhapsody in Blue
  • Intermission
  • ELLINGTON : Harlem
  • STILL : Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American”

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Thomas Wilkins conductor
  • Charlotte Blake Alston narrator
  • Aaron Diehl piano
About This Performance
Dean of African-American composers, William Grant Still is the composer most associated with the Harlem Renaissance. His First Symphony combines classical form with the blues progressions and rhythms of popular African-American music.The 100 for the 100th: Be Our Guest program provides community members with 100 free tickets to 100 concerts throughout the Centennial season. Tickets for tonight’s concert were generously underwritten by Terri and Jerry Kohl.Upbeat Live, speaker to be announced – 7pm

Before the concert, some of the sharpest musical minds around – including members of the LA Phil – guide you through the evening’s music, complete with a Q&A session for any lingering questions. This free event is held in BP Hall, accessible after your ticket is scanned.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012


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LA Phil
William Grant Still & the Harlem Renaissance: Symphony No. 4

 Prices Vary 

for 35% off select sections

Jazz and orchestral music intermingle in a fitting tribute to the dean of African-American composers.

Program

  • ELLINGTON : Three Black Kings
  • GERSHWIN : Second Rhapsody
  • Intermission
  • Adolphus HAILSTORK : Still Holding On (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • STILL : Symphony No. 4, “Autochthonous”

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Thomas Wilkins conductor
  • Aaron Diehl piano

About This PerformanceBack in the 1930s, the LA Phil performed William Grant Still’s music conducted by the composer. Now, Thomas Wilkins leads a program combining jazz and orchestral music, including Still’s Fourth Symphony and a new tribute to Still.

Upbeat Live, speaker to be announced – 1pmBefore the concert, some of the sharpest musical minds around – including members of the LA Phil – guide you through the evening’s music, complete with a Q&A session for any lingering questions. This free event is held in BP Hall, accessible after your ticket is scanned.


Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012


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Toyota Symphonies for Youth: William Grant Still & The Harlem Renaissance

Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:00AM
Prices vary 

Use Promo code: WGSCenter
for 35% off select sections 

 Artists

  • Jesús Uzcátegui conductor
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic

About This PerformanceIn the Roaring Twenties, there was a great outburst of African-American art and culture centered in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. Composer William Grant Still was a big part of this, writing for jazz bands and radio shows before moving to Los Angeles to work in films. He filled his symphonies with the sound of the blues and African-American spirituals.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012


 

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Toyota Symphonies for Youth: William Grant Still & The Harlem Renaissance

Sat March 9, 2019 11:00AM
Prices vary 

Use Promo code: WGSCenter
for 35% off select sections 

 Artists

  • Jesús Uzcátegui conductor
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
About This Performance
In the Roaring Twenties, there was a great outburst of African-American art and culture centered in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. Composer William Grant Still was a big part of this, writing for jazz bands and radio shows before moving to Los Angeles to work in films. He filled his symphonies with the sound of the blues and African-American spirituals.Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012