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"Noir Reverberations": Music and Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance, from the New World Symphony

Works on this Program:

J. Rosamond Johnson: Lift Every Voice and Sing
Michelle Bradley, voice
Thomas Steigerwald, piano

Langston Hughes: One Way Ticket
poem read by Kevin Young

William Grant Still: The Blues from “Lenox Avenue”
James Zawaba-Martinez, violin
Wesley Ducote, piano

Pauli Murray: Prophesy
poem read by Kevin Young

Traditional (arr. Willliam Dawson): Soon-Ah Will Be Done
Ambassador Chorale of Florida Memorial University

Trad. (arr. Moses Hogan): Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
Ambassador Chorale of Florida Memorial University

Mary Lou Williams: What’s Your Story, Morning Glory?
Marty Quinn, bass
Wesley Ducote, piano
Charlie Rosmarin, drums

Louis Gottschalk: The Banjo, Op. 15
Thomas Steigerwald, piano

Eva A. Jessye: The Singer
poem read by Kevin Young

Trad. (arr. William Dawson): I’m Seeking for a City
Trad. (arr. William Grant Still): Here’s One
Michelle Bradley, voice
Thomas Steigerwald, piano

Kevin Young: Langston Hughes
poem read by Kevin Young

Florence Price: Hold Fast to Dreams
Michelle Bradley, voice
Thomas Steigerwald, piano

Franklin Lycurgus Eiland: Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand
Ambassador Chorale of Florida Memorial University
Alana Demps, vocal soloist

Langston Hughes: I Dream a World
poem read by Kevin Young

Trad., arr. Margaret Bonds: He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
Michelle Bradley, voice
Thomas Steigerwald, piano