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.


  • ELLINGTON : Three Black Kings
  • GERSHWIN : Second Rhapsody
  • Intermission
  • Adolphus HAILSTORK : Still Holding On (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • STILL : Symphony No. 4, "Autochthonous"


  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Thomas Wilkins conductor
  • Aaron Diehl piano

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.

In partnership with the California African American Museum

Pre-Concert Talk: Upbeat Live
With Speaker to be announced – 1pm
Enhance your concert experience with a pre-concert talk starting at 1pm. Upbeat Live provides historical and cultural context for many concerts, featuring engaging speakers, audio examples, and special guests. These events are free to ticket holders and are held in BP Hall, on the second floor, accessible after your ticket is scanned.

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