Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 7:30 p.m.
This concert is sold out!
Valerie Coleman originally wrote a simple melody called "Umoja" the Swahili word for Unity as a song for women's voices, inspired by the call and response of African drum circles. That beautiful tune is quoted in this recent work for orchestra, a stirring and jubilant work celebrating our shared humanity. Aaron Copland also quotes his own melody in his inspiring Third Symphony: Written to celebrate the end of World War II, echoes of his "Fanfare for the Common Man" weave through a work many consider to be "the Great American Symphony." And who better than Carlos César Rodríguez to bring Gershwin's famous Rhapsody to life!Click here to read our Covid policy.
Valerie Coleman - Umoja: Anthem of Unity
Aaron Copland - Symphony No. 3
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Howard County Center for the Arts
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043