. Interchanging Idioms: St Louis Symphony Celebrates Black History Month

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

St Louis Symphony Celebrates Black History Month

Special performances scheduled at Powell Hall February 8 and February 10

The first takes place Wednesday, February 8 at 7pm. The free On Stage at Powell event highlights traces the story of music from Africa to North America. The performance is a MetLife Music Without Boundaries event, and received additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Symphony’s annual Lift Every Voice concert takes place Friday, February 10 at 7pm. The performance features the orchestra, the Symphony’s IN UNISON® Chorus and St. Louis’s own Jenifer Lewis as featured vocal soloist. Lewis, whose vast career includes appearances in The Preacher’s Wife, Disney’s The Princess and the Frog and Broadway’s Hairspray, is from Kinloch and a graduate of Webster University. The evening will be a celebration of African-American culture and tradition which has enriched the lives of people here in St. Louis, across our country and around the world.

Tickets still remain for the Lift Every Voice concert and may be purchased by calling 314-234-1700 or on-line at the all-new www.stlsymphony.org.

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