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Walt Disney Concert Hall

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111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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February 2019

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on February 17, 2019 at 2:00pm

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
$55 – $194

William Grant Still & the Harlem Renaissance: Symphony No. 1

Dean of African American composers, William Grant Still is the composer most associated with the Harlem Renaissance. His First Symphony combines classical form with the blues progressions and rhythms of popular African American music. The symphony will be performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with Thomas Wilkins as conductor.  

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on March 9, 2019 at 11:00am

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
$23 – $27

Toyota Symphonies for Youth: William Grant Still & The Harlem Renaissance

In the Roaring Twenties, there was a great outburst of African American art and culture centered in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. Composer William Grant Still was a big part of this, writing for jazz bands and radio shows before moving to Los Angeles to work in films. He filled his symphonies with the sound of the blues and African American spirituals.

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