october, 2022

William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony

13oct7:30 pm10:00 pmEvent Type Symphonic ConcertWilliam Grant Still: Afro-American SymphonyHarris Theater, 205 E Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601 Event Organized ByChicago Philharmonic7:30 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

Event Details

Chicago Philharmonic
Scott Speck Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Jonathan Bingham Donna Milanovich Composer in Residence
Buy tickets to William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony

Experience one of the great American Symphonies by William Grant Still, plus a Chicago Premiere by Donna Milanovich Composer in Residence Jonathan Bingham!

Key Notes:

  • William Grant Still is the composer most associated with the Harlem Renaissance. His First Symphony, dubbed the Afro-American, a thrilling, jazz and blues-infused wonder of American composition. 
  • Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4 weaves together the stylings of counterpoint master Johann Sebastian Bach and Brazilian folk music.
  • Arturo Márquez’s racing Danzón No. 2, an homage to the music and dance style that began in Cuba and later took root in the Veracruz region on Mexico. 
  • Florence Price, a 20th century American composer whose work is experience a resurgence, wrote her folk-tinged Ethiopia’s Shadow in America to represent the spiritual journey of an enslaved person hundreds of years before her time. 
  • Composer in Residence and “a young composer worth watching” (Chicago Classical Review) Jonathan Bingham returns for a new Chicago Premiere, Monograph, after his impressive debut with the Chicago Philharmonic in 2021.


(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT-05:00)


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205 E Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601

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