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Celebrate the history of Black culture with jazz and classical music by Mark Lomax

October 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Mark Lomax Jazz
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Photo provided by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Mark Lomax will shine light perseverance of Black Culture through jazz and classical music.


The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) Multicultural Awareness Council (MAC) presents a special performance by MAC Music Innovator and composer Mark Lomax, II. CSO musicians will collaborate with Lomax himself and the Mark Lomax Quartet to perform the 400 Years Suite, an hour-long excerpt from his work, 400: An Afrikan Epic. The piece marks 400 years since the start of the transatlantic slave trade and musically depicts the past, present and future of the Afrikan experience features both jazz and classical music. 


Entry to this event is FREE with museum admission. Children under three can enter the museum for FREE. All other guests are subject to admission prices of $10.50 – $15.



Who is Mark Lomax?
Lomax’s work moves from ancestral unity through a devastating history of slavery and the complexity of the Black American experience. It ends with a hopeful musical portrait of a more just and equitable humanity for the future.


What other performances will the Multicultural Awareness Council hold?
In addition to Lomax’s October 27 performance at NURFC, MAC is proud to support two other upcoming events:


On November 1 at 6 p.m. at Music Hall, historian and guest speaker Kori Hill will discuss the life and work of pioneering African American composer Florence Price and screen excerpts of the film, The Caged Bird: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price in advance of the CSO’s performance of the American Life concert on November 15 and 16. Violinist Maxwell Fairman will also perform music by Price. The talk is free with registration.


On November 9 at 4 pm the popular Classical Roots Community Choir will host a concert at Allen Temple AME Church. This uplifting performance will feature members of the community representing choirs from around the region, all joining forces for a powerful afternoon of gospel and other choral works. The concert is free with registration.


For more information about these and other MAC 30 events, please visit the MAC website.

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