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Tulsa PAC’s Chapman Music Hall featuring works by three acclaimed African-American composers

February 27 @ 8:00 pm - February 28 @ 3:30 pm CST

“Make an appointment with your radio for the weekend of Saturday & Sunday, February 27-28, 2021 from 8pm – 4:30pm CST as the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra will present a special concert in honor of Black History Month on KWTU (88.7 FM).

The concert was recorded live in the Tulsa PAC’s Chapman Music Hall and will feature works by three acclaimed African-American composers.

The orchestra’s principal violist, Jeffery Cowen, will be the soloist for Adolphus Hailstork’s (a BQ composer) “Two Romances for Viola and Strings.” Also on the program will be “Lightspeed” by Kevin Day and Serenade for Orchestra by the pioneering African-American composer William Grant Still.

The concert, conducted by resident guest conductor Daniel Hege, will conclude with Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” which was inspired by the Czech composer’s travels through the United States and the African-American spirituals and folk songs he heard during his journeys.

The concert will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Feb. 27 and 4 p.m. Feb. 28.”