The GSO Classic Series is proud to present: “You Shall Hear…” a concert experience celebrating renowned black composers.
The concert will feature Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s celebrated cantata, Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast, and Concert Overture No. 2 by Florence Price. Liminal: An Atlanta Concerto co-written by GSO Music Director Timothy Verville and guest artist, cellist and songwriter Okorie “OkCello” Johnson, will premiere at the event. This concert presents a unique opportunity to listen to voices that have been historically under-amplified and to hear from new voices that are crossing genres to tell the Black experience in new and exciting ways. The GSO Chorus, led by Music Director Bryan Black and soloist Timothy Harper, will join the orchestra for this trail-blazing performance.
“You Shall Hear…” will also feature the You Shall See Marketplace, a lobby experience highlighting black-owned businesses and artisans. It will be open thirty minutes prior to and after the performance.
Additionally, join GSO Music Director Timothy Verville and guest soloist Okorie Johnson for a preconcert discussion from 7:15PM-7:30PM in the hall and learn more about their collaboration before the world premiere of their new work.
Preconcert talk with Timothy Verville and Okorie Johnson: 7:15PM-7:30PM
Price Concert Overture No. 2
Johnson/Verville Liminal: an Atlanta Concerto – World Premiere –
Okorie “OkCello” Johnson, cello
Coleridge-Taylor Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast
Timothy Harper, tenor