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A Spiritual Fantasy

March 4, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Boston Symphony Hall pre-concert with Castle of Our Skins
Sunday, March 4, 2023 from 6-7 pm
Boston Symphony Hall

A Spiritual Fantasy highlights African American composers who had a woven connection with Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and William Grant Still: Clarence Cameron White was born five years after Coleridge-Taylor and later studied with him; Florence Price was born six years before Grant Still and grew up as neighbors in Arkansas; Frederick Tillis was born the same year audiences first heard Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony.
​All of the composers were greatly influenced by a truly unique expression of African American strength, resilience, and community: the Negro Spiritual. A Spiritual Fantasy explores these themes in music, knowing the same sense of strength, resilience, and community were pivotal forces that inspired civil rights activist Octavius Catto.



March 4, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm