Orchestra of New Spain presents Celebrating Juneteenth

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With growing attention focused on their rich African American cultural legacy, Orchestra of New Spain celebrates its second year devoted to the Texas roots of Juneteenth with a range of classical music and song by Black composers.

To highlight the rich vocal tradition of the Black community, they will feature well-known soprano and versatile local chorus master Alfrelynn Roberts in a program of John Carter and Courtney Carey as well as two Spirituals, "I Wanna Be Ready" and "Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel."

Dallas composer Quinn Mason’s Petite Symphonie de Chambre Contemporaine (après Milhaud) honors French composer Darius Milhaud. Florence Price, a classical composer known also for her compositions of Spirituals, wrote Adoration as a short piece for church organ, whose rhythmic appeal has led to various arrangements for string orchestra. 

French Latin sounds reverberate in La Bella Cubana, Afro Cuban Jose White’s 19th C ‘classical’ composition. His training at the Paris Conservatory led him to serve as court musician in Brazil and as violin teacher, performer, and composer in Paris.

The June 9 performance will be at Zion Lutheran Church, and the June 11 performance will be at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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St. Paul Lutheran Church and Christian Academy
5725 S. Marsalis Ave.
Dallas, TX 75241

Zion Lutheran Church
6121 E. Lovers Ln.
Dallas, TX 75214

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