We’ll begin with Mexican composer Arturo Marquez’s rhythmic and playful Conga del Fuego Nuevo. Activist and Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Carlos Simon’s The Block, inspired by the art of Romare Bearden and vibrant scenes of Harlem, follows. Valerie Coleman’s Umoja will harness the voices of our whole community through call and response and memorable melodies that invite us to create beautiful music together. And finally, we’ll wrap-up this hour-long performance with Bruce Adolphe’s highly interactive Three Pieces for Kids and Chamber Orchestra.
Plan to arrive early! Thirty minutes before the concert starts, an instrument petting zoo will be held throughout the concert hall and lobby giving your whole family a hands-on opportunity to get to know our artists and their instruments!
Capital City Symphony
The Capital City Symphony strives to make great orchestral music approachable by presenting affordable concerts to the public, performing creative programs in a relaxed concert format, and providing a musical outlet for talented amateur as well as professional players.