Join Ray Daniels and the Fall River Symphony Orchestra this Sunday!

Join Gann’s very own Ray Daniels and the Fall River Symphony Orchestra online on Sunday, May 16 for the final concert in their year-long series: Composers of African Descent. Also featured on this concert are renown African American composers, Renee Baker and Adolphus Hailstork, and co-founder and artistic director of Castles of Our Skins, Ashleigh Gordon.

“Composers of African Descent have been active and influential in western classical music since before Mozart, but many of their works and stories have been overlooked or lost over time,” the FRSO notes. This spring, the Symphony invites you to explore that history with them, through the music & lives of Black classical composers in Europe & the Americas. As music director, Ray Daniels will discuss their stories and provide historical context.
 
In between conducting ensembles and teaching music to students at Gann, Ray is the music director for the Fall River Symphony Orchestra and the Bentley University Chamber Orchestra, and is an adjunct lecturer at Tufts University. 
 
Recently, Ray spoke with Radio Boston about the Fall River Symphony Orchestra’s mission to highlight composers of African descent. Listen to a recording of his interview here: https://www.wbur.org/radioboston/2021/05/13/fall-river-symphony-composers
 
Stream the Fall River Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert, and previous concerts in their Composers of African Descent series, here: https://www.fallriversymphonyorchestra.org/events-tickets
 
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