Negro Folk SymphonyVisit Website
- Presented By: Richmond Symphony
- Dates: November 12, 2023
- Location: Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts
- Address: 600 East Grace Street
- Phone: (804) 788-4717
- Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
In 1934, William Dawson imagined a symphony that would fuse African rhythms and American laments into the symphonic form. What Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony promised, Dawson delivered. His defiant, triumphant “Negro Folk Symphony” is the greatest symphony you’ve never heard, premiered by no less than Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra to thunderous acclaim. Also, the world premiere of Adolphus Hailstork’s Piano Concerto with Lara Downs. And Chia-Hsuan Lin joins Valentina Peleggi for a two-conductor meditation by Roxanna Panufnik.