William Grant Still (1895-1978)
Famous Works Involving Orchestra
- Still was the first African-American composer to have a symphony performed by a major United States orchestra.
- He was also the first African-American to conduct a major United States orchestra.
- Still’s nickname is the “Dean of African-American Classical Composers.”
Get to know Still in this video by Columbus Symphony Violinist David Edge!
Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Still’s Music
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