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A Tallahassee Bicentennial Celebration: Portraits of America

January 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Venue Details

Details

Date:
January 20
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Organizer

TSO
Phone
850-224-0461
Email
patronservices@tallahasseesymphony.org
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Venue

Ruby Diamond
222 S Copeland St
Tallahassee, FL 32304 United States
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About the Performance


TSO journeys through America, past and present. Our concert opens with a new work by Jennifer Higdon (commissioned, in part, by TSO) that captures the spirit of the Western Carolina mountains. Copland’s iconic Lincoln Portrait tells American history through narration and visuals. Composed in 1930, William Grant Still’s “Afro-American” symphony was the first written by an African-American to be performed by a leading American orchestra. Set to music from Duke Ellington’s Black, Brown and Beige, a brand new photo-choreography work will celebrate Tallahassee’s past and present to kick off our city’s 200th anniversary! To create this new work, we need your photos. If you are interested in sharing Tallahassee through your eyes, please read more about the project and submit your photos HERE.

Event Program

Jennifer HigdonCold Mountain Suite
Aaron CoplandLincoln Portrait, with photo-choreography "The Eternal Struggle"
Duke Ellingtonmusic from Black, Brown and Beige accompanied by a Bicentennial Photo Celebration of Tallahassee
William Grant StillSymphony No. 1

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