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In the Roaring '20s, there was a great outburst of African-American art and culture centered in Harlem. Composer William Grant Still was a leading figure in the music of this time. 

 

Events Around Town


FEB 13 • Black Composers Songversation
At the California African American Museum
Enjoy a night of live music and conversation as pianist Aaron Diehl and Ami Motevali, director of the William Grant Still Arts Center, discuss the contribution of Still and other black composers. 

 

MAR 16-JUNE 8 • Music is Art, Music is Philosophy, Music is History: The Legacy of Dr. William Grant Still
At the William Grant Still Arts Center
The 11th Annual African American Composers Exhibition and Free Music Education Program

 

Presented in partnership with the California African American Museum and The William Grant Still Art Center

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

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

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

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

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

The sound of the blues and African-American spirituals will transport you to the Roaring Twenties!

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