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North Carolina Symphony: Concerts in Your Community: Freedom Celebration


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( Thu., Jun. 23, 2022 )

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

Tryon Palace, 610 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28562-5614

Program

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!

Sponsored by CarolinaEast Health System

Notes

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.

Cost

Free

Series

UNC Health Summerfest

Dates

  • Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 7:30 PM