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Mon March 12, 2012
Classical Roots - Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Friday, March 16, 10:35am
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
André Raphel, conductor; Brazeal Dennard Chorale, chorus; Augustus O. Hill, director; Janice Chandler-Eteme, soprano
This season's Classical Roots concert features a new work by Haitian-American composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain. His "Dancers, Dreamers, & Presidents", commissioned for this concert, is the latest statement of this imaginative young master. The DSO rounds out this annual tribute to the contributions of African-American composers and musicians with a 1961 string serenade by the late Hale Smith and William Dawson's exquisite Negro Folk Symphony, composed for Leopold Stokowski in 1934.
This DSO live webcast is a production of Detroit Public TV.