Join the CSO AAN for a lecture celebrating composer and conductor William Grant Still, who is widely considered the “Dean of African American composers.” A prolific composer of operas, ballets, symphonies and other works, Still also was the first African American to conduct a professional symphony orchestra in the United States. CSO AAN Director of Community Stewardship Sheila Jones and Columbia College Chicago professor Stan West will share a multimedia presentation about this immensely important composer’s life and music.
Tickets: free, but required.
Stay for the evening’s CSO concert to hear Still’s In Memoriam: The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy and Elgar’s Enigma Variations! Use promo code RSVP for $35 concert tickets.