Yanga

June 7, 2022

Tuesday
June 07, 2022
7:30pm

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MAURICE COHN conducts
TAMBUCO PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
DALLAS CHAMBER CHOIR
JON L. CULPEPPER artistic director

ALBERTO GINASTERA Estancia: Four Dances
DUKE ELLINGTON (ARR. MORTON GOULD) Solitude
SILVESTRE REVUELTAS SensemayĆ”
GABRIELA ORTIZ Yanga
TRADITIONAL Barranco

Yanga is inspired by the story of Gaspar Yanga, an African prince who was shipped to Mexico as a slave in 1570, but managed to escape. He subsequently led a band of escaped slaves to raid the authorities’ caravans and eventually helped found the first free town from slavery in North America. He thus qualifies as a historic freedom fighter, which dovetails right into the all-embracing message to mankind in Beethovenā€™s choral finale.

Maurice Cohn

Maurice Cohn

Assistant Conductor

Marena & Roger Gault Chair

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Tambuco Percussion Ensemble

Ensemble

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Dallas Chamber Choir

Chorus

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Jon L. Culpepper

Artistic Director – Dallas Chamber Choir

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