Symphonic Amplification

HIghlighting Composers of diversity

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges was a classical composer, virtuoso violinist, the conductor of a leading orchestra in Paris and a champion fencer!

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was a gifted English composer and conductor who had three tours of the United States in the early 1900’s.

Florence Price was an American classical composer and the first African-American woman to have a composition played by a major orchestra (Chicago Symphony, 1933).

Nathaniel Dett was a Canadian-American Black composer and Professor of Music, who studied at Columbia and Harvard.

To quote the San Francisco Symphony “A symphony orchestra is the center of the community in which it sits, a place where all the musical currents of a city come together. As these currents move forward and change, we discover and change with them.”

The San Francisco Symphony presents CURRENTS, a four-part video series and accompanying podcast series featuring music and conversation around the changing perspectives for symphony orchestras today; curated by Michael Morgan and musicians of the San Francisco Symphony, with further learning and exploration led by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser.

Click on the picture below to visit the San Francisco Symphony’s CURRENTS/FromScratch page with its amazing crossover listening lists!

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