Classically Black: William Grant Still

February 08, 2019
 
Portrait of William Grant Still

Portrait of William Grant Still

By Carl Van Vechten - Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9: A salute to America’s heritage with a musical biography of the “Dean of Afro-American Composers.” In the second portion of the program we hear a concert with the Millikin-Decatur Symphony conducted by Michael Luxner. The orchestra will feature music from George Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess”, Charles Ives' "The Unanswered.”

Millikin-Decatur Symphony (4/16/16)
Michael Luxner

Janice Chandler-Eteme, Soprano
Leon Williams, Baritone

Charles Ives | The Unanswered Question

Copland | Suite from Ballet Appalachian Spring

George Gershwin | The Porgy and Bess Concert (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)
Janice Chandler-Eteme, Soprano
Leon Williams, Baritone


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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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