The Harry T. Burleigh Society and Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra’s second collaboration will take place at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture This event showcases the symphonic influence of Harry T. Burleigh, featuring performances by the Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra, violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, and a lecture by PhD student and Price scholar A. Kori Hill.
While Burleigh’s work is increasingly credited as influencing some of the spiritual-inspired thematic material for the “New World Symphony” and “American String Quartet” of Dvorak, he also influenced other composers of the 20th century. The program includes William Grant Still's "And They Lynched Him on a Tree,” spirituals by William Levi Dawson and Burleigh, and the New York City premiere of Florence Price’s Violin Concerto 2.
“And They Lynched Him On a Tree” William Grant Still
Violin Concerto No. 2 Florence Price
Spirituals (TBA) Harry T. Burleigh
Spirituals (TBA) William Levi Dawson
The Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra | Thomas Cunningham, conductor
Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violinist