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Celebrating Juneteenth

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Zion Lutheran Church



Orchestra of New Spain presents

Celebrating Juneteenth

For our third celebration of the Texas roots of Juneteenth we continue featuring classical music, ragtime and songs by Black composers. These compositions include ‘Reflection on a Memorial’ by outstanding young Dallas talent Quinn Mason, a series of ‘Six Dances’ by prominent neoclassicist Ulysses Kay, who taught at CUNY and was known for his many film scores, orchestral and chamber works. We feature this season the little known operatic composition ‘Treemonisha’ by ragtime star Scott Joplin, who wished to be known also for his serious works. Highlighting the rich vocal tradition of the Black community we feature celebrated soprano and versatile Dallas chorus master, Alfrelynn Roberts, with traditional spirituals arranged by John Carter, the famous ‘Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel’ arranged by Courtney Carey and ‘Witness’, an a cappella piece arranged by Hall Johnson. Ms Roberts will also perform art songs from ‘Nightsongs’ based on poems of Langston Hughes set to music by Leslie Adams. Join us to hear and honor these 20th Century composers who have overcome and succeeded.

General Admission: $30
Student Ticket: $10

Additional Performances:
Thu, June 15, 7pm
Lewisville Grand Theater
100 N. Charles St. Lewisville, TX 75057
$15/ /$5 students

Sun, June 18 at 5 pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church and Christian Academy
5725 S Marsalis Ave, Dallas, TX 75241
Admission complimentary. Reception following concert.