The Purchase Symphony and Jazz Orchestras Celebrate Black History Month on February 15 at 7 pm with a special evening at The Performing Arts Center. The performance will feature excerpts of William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony, an orchestral suite from Gershwin’s landmark opera Porgy and Bess, and a set of big band music by African American composers and arrangers. Mina Kim will conduct the Purchase Symphony Orchestra. The Purchase Jazz Orchestra will be conducted by Todd Coolman and Jon Faddis. Lorenzo (Frank) Candelaria, Dean of the School of the Arts, and Joseph Horowitz, Visiting Professor in the Conservatory of Music, will give an introduction and lead an audience talkback between sets.
Tickets are $20 with discounts for students and seniors and may be purchased online at www.artscenter.org, by phone at 914-251-6200, or in person at the box office. Box office hours are Wednesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m.
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