SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
Memphis Renaissance and Harlem
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra and New Ballet Ensemble present a free community concert at the Levitt Shell in memory of Martha Ellen Maxwell. The concert will feature the compositions of Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Florence Price and Margaret Bonds.
Come early for a pre-concert conversation at 6:30 pm. Bring your picnic supper and hear Katie Smythe, Larry Albert, General McArthur Hambrick, Mei-Ann Chen, Michael Scott and Sam Shoup discuss the Memphis influence on communities and the historical relevance of the Memphis sound.
Harlem was commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Symphony Orchestra, Christoph Eschenback, Music Director, as part of the 2014 NEW MOVES: symphony + dance.
In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
Sponsored by Mei-Ann's Circle of Friends