In Their Footsteps: Great African American Singers and Their Legacy
In a remarkable evening event curated and hosted by bass-baritone Eric Owens (pictured above), the New York Philharmonic will perform excerpts from Scott Joplin's opera, Treemonisha, in orchestration by the composer T.J. Anderson.
The program will include works linked to groundbreaking vocalists William Warfield, Betty Allen, George Shirley, and Marian Anderson, focusing on the history these artists had with the Philharmonic and their influence on the generations of African American vocalists that followed.
Dates: Oct. 14 and Oct. 15, 2015
Both evening performances are at 7:30pm, with pre-concert highlights at 6:30. Other works on the concert include selections from Show Boat, Copland, Verdi, Gershwin, and Mahler.
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