November 15-16, 2019 | Music Hall

The CSO follows the thread of great African American composers.


ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK: An American Port of Call
JAMES LEE III: Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula
PRICE: Piano Concerto
STILL: Symphony No. 1, Afro-American Symphony


Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Louis Schwizgebel, piano


Music Hall

Ticket Prices


Concert Duration

About 2 hours with intermission


This concert is part of Series 1

What's Interesting

  • Florence Price’s Piano Concerto is performed by its preeminent interpreter, Louis Schwizgebel.
  • Adolphus Hailstork muses on an American port city, rising composer James Lee III finds sublimity in the stars, and William Grant Still seeks to frame jazz styles in symphonic form.
  • Duke Ellington, one of the most profound and prolific creators in history, performed and recorded with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. His Harlem takes us on a stroll through the neighborhood on a Sunday morning.

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