American Spirituals & American Jazz
Saturday, February 11, at 7:30 pm
Up Close and Personal: American Spirituals & American Jazz
A noteworthy friendship and collaborative spirit existed between two important American composers of the early 20th century: William Grant Still and George Gershwin, who got their start in Tin Pan Alley composing popular songs and stage music. Our mid-winter concert highlights important works by both artists: Still’s 1937 Symphony No. 2, “Song of a New Race,” and Gershwin’s 1925 Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra. Celebrated pianist Wynona Wang, First Prize Winner in the 2018 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, is our guest soloist.