Classical Roots
April 22, 2022 | Music Hall

Program

JOHN MORRIS RUSSELL, conductor
CLASSICAL ROOTS COMMUNITY CHOIR,
William Henry Caldwell, resident conductor
Soloists Ciara Harper, Ron Logan, Timothy Oliver and Noël Walton
TALISE TREVIGNE, soprano
MICHAEL PREACELY, baritone
BENJAMIN PREACELY, baritone
ALTON FITZGERALD WHITE, baritone
MEMBERS OF THE NOUVEAU PROGRAM, Marion Peraza, artistic advisor and coach, and Felipe Morales-Torres, coach

Michael Abels: Outburst 
James Weldon Johnson: Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing 
Giuseppe Verdi: “Sempre Libera” from La traviata 
Will Marion Cook: In Dahomney Suite 
Scott Joplin: Treemonisha Overture, arranged by Rick Benjamin

Scott Joplin: Bowing Music: Themes from Treemonisha in One-Tempo, arranged and orchestrated by Rick Benjamin
Eubie Blake: “I’m Just Wild About Harry” from Shuffle Along 
James Cleveland/Charles Fold: Charles Fold Suite 
     This Too Will Pass • Tell It • May the Lord Bless You Real Good

INTERMISSION

Margaret Allison Bonds: “Alleluia” from The Ballad of the Brown King 
Gregory Spears: “Think You Know this Man” from Castor and Patience 
Terence Blanchard: “Peculiar Grace” from Fire Shut Up in My Bones 
Charlie Smalls: “Home” from The Wiz 
Mark Mancina: “He Lives in You” from The Lion King
Alan Menken: “If I Can’t Love Her” from Beauty and the Beast 
Stephen Flaherty: “Make Them Hear You” from Ragtime 
Stephen Flaherty: “The Wheels of a Dream” from Ragtime 
Luther Vandross: “Brand New Day” from The Wiz 

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Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing

Now in its 31st year, the CSO’s Multicultural Awareness Council (MAC) is a group of diverse community volunteers whose mission is to foster and increase awareness of the Orchestra and its activities through diverse music programs, educational and community partnerships, scholarships for talented, underrepresented student musicians and audience development initiatives. MAC volunteers support the work of the CSO in a number of ways, including leadership, fundraising and guidance for CSO diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives; helping increase awareness of CSO and Pops programs; hosting special events and receptions; and volunteering at CSO and Pops concerts and events. The annual MAC Award for Diversity and Leadership in the Arts recognizes local artists, administrators and visionaries who have forged paths for the inclusion of underrepresented communities to participate in the arts, and the MAC Music Innovator program is an annual artist residency for leading African American classical musicians who embody artistry, innovation and commitment to education and community engagement.

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MAC Music Innovator Concert

June 11, 2022 | 7:00 pm | Word of Deliverance Ministries

Join 2022 MAC Music Innovator, Antoine T. Clark, for an engaging program exploring themes highlighting the Black experience in America from folk music to social justice and spirituality. The concert, which is the culminating event for Clark’s residency, will be performed by members of the CSO with a special spoken word performance by Elementz.

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Andrew J. Brady Neighborhood Concert Series

Join us for music in the community! In partnership with local community organizations, we are pleased to present a series of free public concerts, inspired by the legacy of Andrew J. Brady, beloved Cincinnati music teacher and musician. Bring your family and friends to experience the sights and sounds of the full orchestra in a neighborhood near you.

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Classical Roots 2022 is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.