Darius de Haas
REDEFINING AMERICAN MUSIC RHIANNON GIDDENS & FRIENDS REDISCOVER THE INCREDIBLE BLACK COMPOSER
Rhiannon Giddens curates this dynamic concert to rediscover the great Black composers who have been hiding in plain sight in every genre of music. Explore Samuel Coleridge- Taylor whose choral music once rivaled Handel’s Messiah to Billy Strayhorn, the genius behind Duke Ellington who wrote “Take the A-Train” and “Day Dream,” and Eubie Blake, composer of the groundbreaking Broadway musical Shuffle Along. We’ll also remember the ladies with Florence Price, the first black woman to have her symphony performed by a major orchestra, and Hazel Scott, the jazz and piano prodigy who became a Hollywood, Broadway and television star. Rhiannon will be joined by collaborators vocalist Darius de Haas (Broadway’s Shuffle Along) and pianist Lara Downes, whose playing has been described as “luscious, moody and dreamy” by the New York Times.
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Darius de Haas, special guest | Lara Downes, special guest
Friday May 24, 2019 8PM & Saturday May 25, 2019 8PM
301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115
The Parsnip Ship presents: Dead Wait by Blaine Teamer
Wed, February 27, 20197:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST
The Mark O’Donnell Theater at The Actors Fund Arts Center
60 Schermerhorn StBrooklyn, New York 11201
Darius’ Holiday Concert includes perennial traditional favorites (Oh Come All Ye Faithful) as well as more contemporary holiday fare (This Christmas). He also has symphonic charts for full orchestra.