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About the Performance
Music Director Marin Alsop brings the first season of BSO Sessions to a close with a lively celebration of the music of jazz pianist and composer James P. Johnson. Despite the success of the “Charleston,” considered the unofficial anthem of the 1920s, much of Johnson’s orchestral music was lost. Alsop discovered and restored some of his works, including the Harlem Symphony, which was performed in 1945 at Carnegie Hall. Enjoy as the orchestra brings to life the mesmerizing energy of these selections from Johnson’s catalogue.
JOHNSON Harlem Symphony
JOHNSON Victory Stride
Program subject to change.