Concert Performances

William L. Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony

The Orchestra Now (TŌN), conducted by Leon Botstein, performs William L. Dawson‘s Negro Folk Symphony in a livestreamed concert from the Fisher Center at Bard on September 11, 2021.

0:14 The Bond of Africa
14:14 Hope in the Night
27:07 O Le’ Me Shine, Shine Like a Morning Star!

William L. Dawson
Born: 9/26/1899 in Anniston, AL
Died: 5/2/1990 at age 90 in Montgomery, AL

Written: 1934, at age 35; revised in 1952
Premiered: 11/14/1934 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia; Philadelphia Orchestra; Leopold Stokowski, conductor

Concert notes by TŌN bassist Tristen Jarvis.