Boston Conservatory Orchestra: Celebrating Black History Month—Featuring Anita Hill

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Symphony Hall, Boston
301 Massachusetts Ave.
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Boston Conservatory Orchestra celebrates Black History Month at Symphony Hall with a powerful program featuring historically important Black composers William Grant Still (“Festive Overture”) and Margaret Bonds (The Montgomery Variations), as well as a recent work by Valerie Coleman (“Seven O‘Clock Shout”) that was inspired by frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

At the heart of the performance, acclaimed scholar, attorney, and author Dr. Anita Hill will recite the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Joseph Schwantner’s “New Morning for the World.” The program will conclude with Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s “Toussaint L’Ouverture,” debuting long-lost parts recreated by conductor Bruce Hangen, specially for this performance.

Berklee students, faculty, and staff can claim two comp tickets in person at the Symphony Hall Box Office by presenting their Berklee ID.

Boston Conservatory is honored to collaborate with the Berklee Africana Studies Division in this special performance, which has been selected as part of Boston Conservatory at Berklee's spring 2024 Center Stage collection. 

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