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African American Museum presents An Evening with Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra of Houston

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Photo courtesy of Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra of Houston

The African American Museum, Dallas will present An Evening with Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra of Houston. The orchestra’s sixth Dallas appearance is in memory of revered musician, accompanist and educator Billie K. Roberts. The event benefits the Youth Programs of the AAM.

One of the nation's oldest contemporary majority African-American community orchestras, the Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1983 under the umbrella of the nonprofit Community Music Center of Houston. Founder and Music Director Anne Lundy says its three purposes are to give African American instrumentalists opportunities to perform together; to explore and perform music written by Black composers; and to be an example to the Black community that orchestras can include people that look like them.

The African American Museum, Dallas will present An Evening with Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra of Houston. The orchestra’s eighth Dallas appearance will honor the 50th anniversary of hip-hop while celebrating its influence and legacy on American culture. In addition, the South Dallas Children’s Choir – a program extension of the African American Museum, Dallas – will perform a selection of ballads.

Musical selections will pay homage to some of hip-hop’s popular artists like David Laundry, Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith. The Orchestra will also play spirituals including “Lord, I Looked Down the Road,” “Hard Trials” and “Holy Spirit, Don’t You Leave Me,” and pop hits including “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now.”

This year’s event will honor Dr. Clark Joseph, the beloved minister of music at St. John Church in Dallas.

The African American Museum, Dallas will present An Evening with Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra of Houston. The orchestra’s eighth Dallas appearance will honor the 50th anniversary of hip-hop while celebrating its influence and legacy on American culture. In addition, the South Dallas Children’s Choir – a program extension of the African American Museum, Dallas – will perform a selection of ballads.

Musical selections will pay homage to some of hip-hop’s popular artists like David Laundry, Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith. The Orchestra will also play spirituals including “Lord, I Looked Down the Road,” “Hard Trials” and “Holy Spirit, Don’t You Leave Me,” and pop hits including “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now.”

This year’s event will honor Dr. Clark Joseph, the beloved minister of music at St. John Church in Dallas.

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The Black Academy of Arts and Letters
650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
https://www.ticketmaster.com/scott-joplin-chamber-orchestra-dallas-texas-02-03-2024/event/0C005F8BB31A1D9B

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$15-$25

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