Jazz, Music, Orchestral Music

North Carolina Symphony: Juneteenth Freedom Celebration

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( Sat., Jun. 18, 2022 )

Performed by North Carolina Symphony; Evan Feldman, conductor, Staceé Lyles, soprano; Micaela Bundy, mezzo-soprano; Craig Brown, tenor; Markel Williams, baritone; Earl Ijames, speaker

Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC 27518


The North Carolina Symphony Juneteenth program celebrates the many facets of American musical culture that have been created and influenced by African Americans, from the spirituals of enslaved Africans to Ragtime, Jazz, and Classical Music, all while telling the story of liberation. In addition to Kelley’s work, the program includes pieces by William Grant Still and Florence Price and arrangements that celebrate the contributions of jazz greats Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Guest soloists will join the orchestra to perform the spiritual “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” 

Johnson/Johnson: “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
Still: Festive Overture
Burleigh: Every Time I Feel the Spirit
Anthony Kelley: Spirituals of Liberation 
Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Price: Juba for String Orchestra
Various composers / Arr. Ted Ricketts: Satchmo! A Tribute to Louis Armstrong
Ellington / Arr. Custer: Duke Ellington!


We are committed to maintaining the comfort of our audiences, musicians, and staff. Please see this webpage for up-to-date information on health and safety policies.

Health and safety measures include:

  • Contactless ticket scanning will be used.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the venue.
  • Face coverings are not required.



More information

Summerfest Tickets start at $21. Tickets available online or by phone. You will be prompted to create a North Carolina Symphony account if you do not have one already. 919.733.2750


UNC Health Summerfest


  • Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 8:00 PM