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Classical Roots: Under One Roof


April 20, 2018

Program and Description


An unwritten portion of Music Hall’s rich and diverse history will be explored and celebrated in this year’s highly anticipated, one-night-only performance.

Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price made groundbreaking performances in Music Hall’s Springer Auditorium, and the Greystone Ballroom in Music Hall, hosted such legendary artists as Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Sarah Vaughan, Fats Domino, and Duke Ellington, among many others. Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles even boxed in the North Hall Arena. 

Join us for an uplifting celebration of African-American musical heritage, featuring the CSO and the Classical Roots Community Mass Choir.

JAMES WELDON JOHNSON: Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
JONATHAN BAILEY HOLLAND: The Party Starter
Traditional Songs: Ezekiel Saw the Wheel
AARON COPLAND: Boatmen's Dance from Old American Songs
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Hallelujah Chorus from Christ on the Mount of Olives
JAMES REESE EUROPE: Hey There! (Hi There!)
EUBIE BLAKE: I'm Just Wild About Harry from Shuffle Al
ong
WILLIAM GRANT STILL: Danzas de Panama
MIKE STOLLER: On Broadway
VINCENT ROSE/LARRY STOCK/AL LEWIS: Blueberry Hill
CAB CALLOWAY: Minnie the Moocher
BILLY STRAYHORN: Take the "A" Train
GEORGE SHEARING: Lullaby of Birdland
SHELTON BROOKS: Some of These Days
DUKE ELLINGTON: Come Sunday
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Der Schmied
GEORGE GERSHWIN: Selections from Porgy and Bess

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Venue: Music Hall

1241 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

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