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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
January 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Lift Every Voice: Resonating Music, Words and Legacy
Join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall on Saturday, January 20, 2018 for Lift Every Voice: Resonating music, words, & legacy. Tony-award winning actress Phylicia Rashad will be our special guest host and narrator in the world premiere of the August Wilson Symphony. Composer Kathryn Bostic was inspired to create this work to honor Pittsburgh’s iconic playwright’s “earthiness and majesty of the African American experience within his plays”. A special performance of 14 year-old Sphinx artist Ifetayo Ali will be a highlight of the program along with a tribute to Hill District photographer Teenie Harris in the jazzy Teenie Time. Pittsburgh’s own extraordinary vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield will open the program with Take My Hand, Precious Lord and an interfaith choir of local members from the Hill will close the concert with Richard Smallwood’s An Anthem of Praise.
The August Wilson Symphony is supported by a grant from the Sundance Institute Film Music Program with additional support from the Sundance Institute Time Warner Fellowship Program.