Concert Celebrating Black Lives

Sunday, February 28 - 3:00 PM


Join us virtually on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 3:00 PM, EST, for our next livestream chamber music concert.

 

Our theme for this concert is "Celebrating Black Lives", featuring members of the WSO including music director Peter Wilson (violin), as well as guest artists Aaron Clay (double bass) and Russell Wilson (piano).

 

The concert will feature exclusively Black composers, including works by FLORENCE PRICE, the first African-American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra; SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR, an English composer of mixed race birth who was referred to by White New York musicians as the “African Mahler;” GEORGE WALKER, Black American composer, pianist, and organist who was the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music; WILLIAM GRANT STILL, often referred to as the “Dean of Afro-American Composers;” STEVIE WONDER, Black American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, a child prodigy who developed into one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century; and AARON CLAY, Bass Section Leader and Principal of “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, who also serves as Principal Bassist of the Fairfax Symphony and Alexandria Symphony Orchestras.

 

For more details about this program and to access the livestream link, please visit our website, wsomusic.org.




Location

P O Box 671
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Event Type
Music
Art

Organization

Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra

Date / Time

Sunday, February 28, 2021
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contact

Name:
Gabriela
Phone:
(434) 284-1323
Email:
wsomusicva@gmail.com
More Info:
https://wsomusic.org