Dawson, Beethoven & Bernstein: A Shared Humanity
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
William Dawson's The Negro Folk Symphony is the centerpiece of a program that touches on universal themes of cultural identity and our shared humanity.
James Conlon, May Festival Music Director Laureate, returns with works by three composers who touch on universal themes of cultural identity and our shared humanity. Dawson, a pioneering composer in his time, expresses the Black American experience while Beethoven's and Bernstein’s works illustrate the conflicts between cultures thrown together through circumstance.