Revolution/Resurrection: An American Retrospective
America's most culturally diverse orchestra, the Southeast Symphony, celebrates its final concert of the 2017 - 18 season with the greatest undertaking in its 70-year history.
Music Director and Conductor Anthony Parntherleads a powerful program entitled "Revolution /Resurrection," an American retrospective and compelling narrative about civil rights activist and icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..
The Negro Spiritual was born out of the tragedy of slavery and evolved into the powerful anthems of the Civil Rights movement. Lettrice Lawrence, David Lee, Bradley Baker, and Jacob Lusk (American Idol) breathe life into standards such as "Oh, Freedom", "Wade in the Water", "City Called Heaven", and "Strange Fruit" as the Symphony confronts America's complex past and embraces hope for the future of the country.
Errollyn Wallen has achieved acclaim as one of the foremost composers of her generation. Southeast Symphony is proud to give the American premiere of her "Concerto Grosso" which features British-Nigerian virtuoso, Chi-chi Nwanoku, heralded worldwide as one of the great living contrabassists and founder of the Chineke! Orchestra.
Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony is a masterpiece - invoking images of the resurrection and the afterlife, this work calls for gargantuan forces; large orchestra, grand chorus, pipe organ, and two soloists. Southeast Symphony is thrilled to perform excerpts from this awe-inspiring work and welcome acclaimed opera sensations Jennifer Lindsay and Maria Dominique Lopezto perform with the orchestra.
Event sponsored by Urth Caffé.
PROGRAM (subject to change)
ANTHEM: Oh Freedom (c. 5 minutes)
SPIRITUAL: Free at Last (c. 5 minutes)
ANTHEM: Strange Fruit (c. 6 minutes)
SPIRITUAL: City Called Heaven (c. 7 minutes)
WALLEN: Concerto Grosso (c. 12 minutes)
SPIRITUAL: Wade in the Water (c. 6 minutes)
MAHLER: Symphony no.2 "Resurrection" (abridged) (c. 42 minutes)
Event Info and Tickets
Sunday, September 16
UCLA’s Royce Hall
10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Royce Hall box office: 310 825 2101
About the sponsors:
The Southeast Symphony Association is a non-profit, musical and cultural association located in Inglewood, California. America's most culturally diverse orchestra, the Southeast Symphony, celebrates 70 years with its 2017 - 18 season. In addition to playing concerts for the community that it serves, the orchestra has been a vital training ground for many African-American musicians who have aspired to perform orchestral music. Southeast Symphony continues to perform concerts in areas of the city where live orchestral music is not readily accessible.
Established in 1989, Urth Caffé was one of first restaurants to offer exclusively organic coffees and fine teas. Today there are over 7 Southern California locations serving delicious food and beverages made from the highest quality, all-natural ingredients that are organically grown whenever possible. The large menu has healthy options ranging from strict vegan to pure decadence. Their breads and desserts are homemade daily at their downtown location.