Roy Harris ‘BICENTENNIAL SYMPHONY’ premiered at Kennedy Center with National Symphony Orchestra Feb 10-12, 1976

    American composer Roy Harris ‘BICENTENNIAL SYMPHONY’ premiered at Kennedy Center with National Symphony Orchestra Feb 10-12, 1976 under the baton of substitute conductor Murray Sidlin. Conductor Anat Durati became ill after reviewing the score. Roy Harris believed a great achievement to highlight during the 1st 200 years is the Union victory in the…

Soprano JULIA BULLOCK

  “LOS ANGELES (April 22, 2020) – The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Classical KUSC continue their annual radio broadcast partnership, reaching listeners across Southern and Central California. Concerts recorded during the LA Phil’s 2019/20 season feature the orchestra with an impressive roster of guest artists and conductors, and an eclectic repertoire including the world premiere of Esteban…

MusicUNTOLD

My earliest recollection (about 1948) of attending music events as a child in Beaumont, Texas was zydeco dances presented at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church. The Zydeco bands included violin players and I had several great uncles who played the violin. In 2019, I attended the Hollywood Bowl to see violinist Ray Chen and…

POLITICS of MUSIC

  POLITICS of MUSIC American composer Roy Harris was born on February 12th as was Abraham Lincoln. Roy Harris ‘Bicentennial Symphony’ (14th Symphony) premiered under the baton of Murray Sidlin and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center Feb 10-12, 1976.  The symphony has been effectively boycotted coast to coast by major, regional, community,…

POLITICS of MUSIC Roy Harris Bicentennial Symphony (14th Symphony)

POLITICS of MUSIC-As previously reported, American composer Roy Harris 5th Symphony was boycotted due to communist scare of McCarthyism.  Roy Harris Bicentennial Symphony (14th Symphony) has been boycotted for unspoken reasons. Please see https://africlassical.blogspot.com/2017/07/john-malveaux-year-2009-marked-200th.html. Please visit  http://musicuntold.com/index.php/bicentennial-symphony-video-set/ for event flyer, Press Telegram interview, and event photos. Please see pic 1 An Act of Justice and pic 2 composer…

POLITICS of MUSIC – I Have a Dream

This is to share information from the Elie Siegmeister Centennial files by conductor Leonard J. Lehrman. Composer Elie Siegmeister I HAVE A DREAM was originally commissioned by Cantor Solomon Mendelson at Temple Beth Sholom in Long Beach, Long Island. In the text adaptation by Edward Mabley, authorized by Dr. King, the scope of the speech…