"From Song Came Symphony": Charting the Influence of Harry T. Burleigh
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

"From Song Came Symphony": Charting the Influence of Harry T. Burleigh

  • Langston Hughes Auditorium at
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (map)
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The Harry T. Burleigh Society and Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra’s second collaboration will showcase the symphonic influence of Harry T. Burleigh. Featuring performances of repertoire by Burleigh, William Levi Dawson, Florence Price, and William Grant Still.

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More Than the Promise of the American Myth: Rethinking Burleigh and Sheppard in the Second Gilded Age
Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

More Than the Promise of the American Myth: Rethinking Burleigh and Sheppard in the Second Gilded Age

  • Carnegie Hall May Room - Weill Terrace Room and Lounge (map)
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The first academic conference hosted by the Harry T Burleigh Society. “More than the Promise of the American Myth: Rethinking Burleigh and Sheppard in the Second Gilded Age” considers how the interrelationships between power, race, America, virtuosity, and collaboration in the lives and music of Burleigh and Sheppard make possibilities for liberatory thinking and practices to contend with anti-blackness, and make commands for America to be more than the promise of its myth.

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Fisk Jubilee Singers Sing Harry T. Burleigh Spirituals
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

Fisk Jubilee Singers Sing Harry T. Burleigh Spirituals

The Harry T. Burleigh Society and the Fisk Jubilee Singers join in a historic performance celebrating leaders of the concert spiritual tradition. Performing spirituals inspired by original Fisk Jubilee Singer, composer Ella Sheppard, and spirituals arranged by Harry T. Burleigh, the Fisk Jubilee Singers will sound the music of these underheard cultural leaders, and make calls for freedom.

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