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22 October 2022
(Pennsylvania, USA)

Duquesne Light Co. Lift Every Voice
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kellen Gray - Heinz Hall

Program Info:
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Kellen Gray, conductor
Lift Every Voice Unity Choir
Nikki Porter, choir director

Join Kellen Gray and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for the fourth Lift Every Voice concert! After two years, we come back together in Heinz Hall to experience music’s power to bring us forward. Kendra Ross and Garfield Lemonius host this one-night-only celebration of dynamic contemporary artists, including the world premiere of As I Please, a multimedia work by composer Kathryn Bostic, filmmaker Njaimeh Njie, and writer Jessica Lanay. Josh Jones, alumnus of the Paul J. Ross Fellowship program, makes his PSO solo debut performing Vivaldi’s Concerto for Piccolo – on marimba, Jasiri X performs “Glory” from the movie Selma, artists Mikael Owunna and Marques Redd present “Playing the Cosmic Strings,” musically animated by Jessie Montgomery’s Strum for String Orchestra, and more!

What's Interesting About This Concert
- As I Please – world premiere of this multimedia work by Kathryn Bostic (composer), Njaimeh Njie (filmmaker), and Jessica Lanay (writer), commissioned by the orchestra.
- Joshua Jones, former OTPAAM/Paul Ross Fellow, returns for his solo debut performing Vivaldi’s Concerto for Piccolo…on marimba!
- “Playing the Cosmic Strings” will be musically animated by Jessie Montgomery’s “Strum for String Orchestra,” with guest remarks by Mikael Owunna and Marques Redd and artwork projected over the stage.
- Jasiri X makes his solo debut with the orchestra as a guest vocalist on “Glory” from the movie Selma.

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