Midweek Concert: African-American Innovation

Midweek Concert

Ken Lam, conductor
Baltimore City College Choir, Marcus Smith, director
Shannan E. Johnson, narrator
Marquita Lister, soprano
Break Dancers

Celebrating Black History Month, this concert highlights the innovations of Elijah McCoy, Duke Ellington and Harriet Tubman. With musical selections by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, James P. Johnson, and traditional spirituals, the accomplishments of these innovators come to life in an inspiring concert experience. Featuring guest artists such as Baltimore City College Choir, narrator Shannan E. Johnson, soprano Marquita Lister, and break dancers, this program honors the impact of African-American innovation on our collective history.


Music for Youth: Grades 4-6
Approximately 40 minutes in length
Whether new comers to the orchestra or already young musicians, these concerts will engage students and provide meaningful connections to key curriculum subjects.

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