BSO: Dreams, Mirrors and Reflections

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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with associate conductor David Lockington, honors Black History Month with a special program exploring African influences of drums, narrator and voices. Actor Al Freeman, Jr., then chairman of the theater department at Howard University, is host. Modern griot (African folklorist) Mary Carter Smith, Winner of the Zora Neale Hurston Award, tells the story of "The Lion and the Ashiko Drum" (by James Koram) accompanied by the All-City High School Chorus and music drawn from William Hill's "Primeval Instruments" from Seven Abstract Miniatures and Obo Addy's "Wawshishijay" (Our Beginning). The second movement from Alan Hovhaness' "Mysterious Mountain' accompanied WMAR newsman Stan Stovall's reading of Martin Luther King's last speech. Other works by African-American composers include: Duke Ellington's "King of the Magi" and "MLK" from Three Black Kings; and the last movement of Olly Wilson's "Symphonia." Program closes with Joe Zawinul's "Birdland."
Maryland Public Television
Broadcasting, Communications
North America; United States of America
Public Broadcasting
Special Collections and University Archives
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Fedora 2 PID: umd:736299; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/46425; Filename: bcast-077476

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