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Inspired by the friendship between composers Florence Price and Margaret Bonds, whose mutual support helped them break down barriers to have their music heard in the classical music world of the early 20th century, Rock My Soul celebrates both historical and present-day collaborations between Black women artists. Curated by soprano Julia Bullock and featuring performances by Chaka Khan and Rhiannon Giddens, Rock My Soul shines a light on the power of creative community.

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Chaka Khan

Rock My Soul Festival

She’s here to tell you something good.

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Artists

  • Chaka Khan
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Movie Soundtrack Yoga

Rock My Soul Festival
At The Ford

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Artists

  • Lauren Spearman, yoga instructor
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Rock My Soul

Symphonies for Youth

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Program

  • Program to include symphonic works and new arrangements for voice and orchestra by Florence PRICE and Margaret BONDS

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Linhan Cui, conductor
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A Musical Portrait: Price and Bonds

Rock My Soul Festival

Explore the musical voices of and relationship between Florence Price and Margaret Bonds.

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Program

  • PRICE Retrospection for Organ
  • PRICE The Oak
  • PRICE Symphony No. 4 in D minor
  • PRICE Selected Songs
  • PRICE Selected Works for Solo Piano
  • PRICE (arr. Michael-Thomas FOUMAI) A Piece for Solo Piano and Orchestra, after Florence Price’s Fantasie nègre No. 1 (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Intermission
  • BONDS (arr. by Jannina NORPOTH) Selected Songs
  • BONDS Selections from Montgomery Variations
  • PRICE Organ Suite No. 1

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
  • Julia Bullock, curator
  • Michelle Bradley, soprano
  • Jasmin White, mezzo-soprano
  • Michelle Cann, piano
  • Nathaniel Gumbs, organ
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Bryan, Bonds & Price

Rock My Soul Festival

From the Chicago Renaissance to Black Lives Matter.

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Program

  • Program to include:
  • Courtney BRYAN Sanctum
  • PRICE/BONDS Selected Songs
  • Intermission
  • PRICE Symphony No. 3

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Jeri Lynne Johnson, conductor
  • Julia Bullock, curator
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Rhiannon Giddens

Rock My Soul Festival

The Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist performs with the LA Phil.

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Artists

  • Rhiannon Giddens
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Jeri Lynne Johnson
  • Resistance Revival Chorus
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An Evening with Meshell Ndegeocello

featuring the music of Queen Sugar
Rock My Soul Festival
At BP Hall

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Artists

  • Meshell Ndegeocello
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Carmen Jones Screening
With live performance by J’Nai Bridges

Rock My Soul Festival
At REDCAT

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Program

  • BIZET Carmen Jones (1954)

Artists

  • J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano