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Sweet Honey in the Rock (Uncredited)

National Symphony Orchestra: Sweet Honey In The Rock: Affirmations for a New World

Sweet Honey In The Rock and the NSO join forces for a world premiere of Bill Banfield's Affirmations. The Grammy Award–nominated a cappella group brings its renowned African American vocal styles to this important NSO co-commission.

  • Apr. 13 - 14, 2012
  • Concert Hall
  • Approx. 2 hours
  • $20.00 - $80.00
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They've performed for the President, provided the soundtrack to Alvin Ailey's masterpiece Revelations, and earned two Grammy nominations. Now D.C.'s own Sweet Honey In The Rock and the NSO join forces for the world premiere of Bill Banfield's Symphony 10: Affirmations for a New World. An important NSO co-commission, Affirmations will call upon every sweet drop of talent from this world-renowned group of African American female vocalists--Ysaye Maria Barnwell, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, and Shirley Childress Saxton--producing an unrivaled performance that will be as historical as it is musical.

Program and Notes

BERNSTEIN
 Overture to Candide
TAYLOR
Danse Negre
HAILSTORK
Symphony No. 1 - 2nd Movement
ELLINGTON
Three Black Kings - 1. King of the Magi
STILL
Symphony No. 1 - IV. Aspirations
TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 4 - 4th movement
BANFIELD
Symphony No. 10 "Affirmations for a New World"

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