KSO features Portrait of a Queen

Suzanne CadaOur Town Arts

Thursday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre.


Aram Demirjian leads the KSO as the Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series continues with a pair of symphonies by contemporaries Joseph Bologne (more commonly known by his title, “Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges”) and Joseph Haydn. Florence Price’s lyrical Andante moderato precedes Carlos Simon’s Portrait of a Queen, which “traces the evolution of black people in America through the lens of the black woman…who represents strength, courage, and selflessness” (Carlos Simon). The KSO welcomes Beck Cultural Exchange Center President, the Rev. Reneé Kesler, as a guest speaker for the program. 

The Rev. Reneé Kesler

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN – Symphony No. 85 (La reine)

JOSEPH BOLOGNE – Sinfonia No. 2 in D major (L’Amant anonyme)

FLORENCE PRICE – Andante moderato from String Quartet in G major

CARLOS SIMON – Portrait of a Queen


Go here for more information or to purchase livestream tickets. Tickets are $20. To see the desktop version of the digital program book, go here. To receive the mobile version of the digital program book, text “program” to 865-270-0091.


For info on this or other events contact the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Suzanne Cada is deputy director of the Arts & Culture Alliance

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