Roy Harris 14th Symphony, also known as the “Bicentennial Symphony” premiered in Washington D.C., February 10-12, 1976 with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It is the strongest musical statement on U.S. History, slavery, and race relations ever made by an American composer.
The west coast premiere and first performance of the “Bicentennial Symphony” since the 1976 premiere was held June 13, 2009 as centerpiece of ‘Junteenth: Celebrating the Bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln‘, Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave. starting at 12:00 noon.
Click Play to listen to the Audio Recording of Juneteenth 2009 performance of the Roy Harris Bicentennial Symphony.
Endorsed by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission