Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and uniquely American music.
**Rescheduled to August 5 due to rain**
Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Sigourney Cook, soprano
Adrian Anantawan, violin
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
George Gershwin Strike Up the Band Overture
Florence Price Concert Overture No. 2
William Grant Still Spirituals: A Medley
Nkeiru Okoye I am Harriet Tubman, Free Woman
James P. Johnson Drums
Jules Massenet Thaïs: Méditation
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony begins with the most famous notes in history. The symphony moves from despair to joy as if tracing a “hero’s journey.” In America, the journey of Black artists has shaped our national sound. American music grew from the spirituals, blues, R&B, and the dance tunes George Gershwin heard in Harlem.