The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s African American Network celebrates National Black History Month with a screening of the 1927 silent film The Scar of Shame, featuring new music by acclaimed composer and conductor Renée Baker. Baker’s music, which will accompany the film, was composed especially for the CSO AAN’s screening and will receive its world premiere at this event. Produced by the Colored Players Film Corporation, Turner Classic Movies calls The Scar of Shame “an invaluable document of African American history.” Stay after the screening for a Q&A with CSOA President Jeff Alexander, Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians and Renée Baker.
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The mission of the CSOA’s African American Network is to engage Chicago’s culturally rich African American community through the sharing and exchanging of unforgettable musical experiences while building relationships for generations to come. The AAN seeks to serve and encourage individuals and families, educators and students, musicians and composers, and churches and businesses to discover and experience the timeless beauty of music.