William Grant Still & the Harlem Renaissance: Symphony No. 4
Sun / Feb 17, 2019 - 2:00PM
Jazz and orchestral music intermingle in a fitting tribute to the dean of African-American composers.
About this Performance
Back 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.
Enhance Your Experience
Upbeat Live, speaker to be announced – 1pm
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.
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
Programs, artists, dates, prices, and availability subject to change.