Family Concert: African-American Innovators
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In celebration of Black History Month, Associate Conductor for Education and Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras Artistic Director Ken Lam leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a Family Concert Series program celebrating African-American Innovators, Saturday, February 21 at 11 a.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. This concert highlights the innovations of Elijah McCoy, Duke Ellington and Harriet Tubman. With musical selections by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, James P. Johnson, and traditional spirituals, the accomplishments of these innovators come to life in an inspiring concert experience. Featuring guest artists such as Baltimore City College Choir led by Director Marcus Smith, narrator Shannan E. Johnson, soprano Marquita Lister, and break dancers, this program honors the impact of African-American innovation on our collective history.