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24:54 William Grant Still: “Afro-American” Symphony | The Orchestra Now FISHER CENTER AT BARD

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24:54 William Grant Still: “Afro-American” Symphony | The Orchestra Now FISHER CENTER AT BARD

The Orchestra Now (TŌN), conducted by Leon Botstein, performs William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American,” at The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College on November 3, 2018.

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Sorrow 7:11
Humor 12:38
Aspiration 15:57

William Grant Still
Born: 5/11/1895 in Woodville, MS
Died: 12/3/1978 at age 83 in Los Angeles

Written: 1930, at age 35

Premiered: 10/28/1931 in Rochester, NY; Rochester Philharmonic; Howard Hanson, conductor

Notes on the symphony by the composer at https://www.theorchestranow.org/willi…

Marlan Barry, audio producer and recording engineer