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

Sat / Feb 23, 2019 - 11:00AM

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

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About this Performance

In the Roaring Twenties, there was a great outburst of African-American art and culture centered in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. Composer William Grant Still was a big part of this, writing for jazz bands and radio shows before moving to Los Angeles to work in films. He filled his symphonies with the sound of the blues and African-American spirituals.

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

Enhance Your Experience
Toyota Symphonies for Youth Arts Workshop - 10AM

Our TSFY program invites children ages 5 to 11 to soak up the sounds of a world-class orchestra while experiencing the thrill of live performance. Kids enjoy hands-on workshops, including art-making, an instrument petting zoo and dance. Join us for a morning of musical celebration that will stay with children for a lifetime.

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