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Send Me Hope

About this Concert:

In this collaborative concert, local artists and African American church choirs perform with the Minnesota Orchestra to celebrate the power of music to connect communities of diverse traditions and backgrounds. As our neighborhoods continue to confront issues of racism and injustice, “Send Me Hope” is a heartfelt message of unity, healing and inspiration.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Roderick Cox, conductor
  • Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Choir
  • Minnesota State Baptist Convention Church Choir
  • Shiloh Temple International Ministries Church Choir
  • Shiloh Temple Drummer Boys
  • Students from the MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra
  • Taiyon J. Coleman, writer
  • Tonia Hughes, vocalist
  • Paris Bennett, vocalist
  • Charles Lazarus, trumpet
  • Nygel Witherspoon, cello
  • William Schimmel, accordion

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR
Ballade in A minor

PRECHTL
Keep Up for Bucket Band

DVOŘÁK
Cello Concerto: Allegro (mvt. I)

COLEMAN
Spoken Word by Taiyon J. Coleman

PANION
Here We Are

PANION/ANTHONY/GREEN/RABY
Send Me Hope

NEWTON/arr. Wasson
Amazing Grace

BURLEIGH/arr. Panion
Order My Steps

ARGENTO
Valentino Dances

GERSHWIN/arr. Wasson
Summertime

COLEMAN
Spoken Word by Taiyon J. Coleman

BROOKS/arr. Dillard
More Abundantly

CLARK/arr. Clark
A Praying Spirit

SMALLWOOD/arr. Shoup
Total Praise

Download program notes (pdf) »

Fun Facts:

  • This marks the second collaboration between the Minnesota Orchestra and Shiloh Temple International Ministries. The December 2016 “Spirit of the Season” concert at Shiloh Temple featured community singers, dancers and drummers and the Orchestra in a powerful holiday performance.
  • Bucket drumming, or street drumming, is practiced all over the world. Drummers use five-gallon plastic buckets, pots, pans or bottles to create music with unconventional instruments.
  • African American composer Henry Panion, III, has produced, arranged, and conducted music for legends such as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and the Blind Boys of Alabama.
  • St. Catherine University professor Taiyon J. Coleman won a McKnight fellowship in 2017, is featured in the book “A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota,” and is a member of Cave Canem, a national workshop for African American poets.
  • African-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor attended London’s First Pan-African Conference in 1900, where he met American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois.
  • Czech composer Antonín Dvořák was greatly inspired by traditional African American spirituals and believed that African American and Native American music should be the cornerstone of new American music.
  • Roderick Cox also conducts concerts featuring Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances on Thu Oct 5 and Fri Oct 6.
  • Casual Concerts include: $5 pre-concert happy hour, local craft brew, and an opportunity to meet musicians in the lobby after the performance.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
SPECIAL EVENT

Send Me Hope

A Community United Through Music

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1507647506

1507420800

1539788306

Sat Oct 7 2017 7pm

Roderick Cox, conductor | Photo © Travis Anderson

Roderick Cox, conductor | Photo © Travis Anderson

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Thu Oct 5  11am
Fri Oct 6  8pm

About this Concert:

In this collaborative concert, local artists and African American church choirs perform with the Minnesota Orchestra to celebrate the power of music to connect communities of diverse traditions and backgrounds. As our neighborhoods continue to confront issues of racism and injustice, “Send Me Hope” is a heartfelt message of unity, healing and inspiration.

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Roderick Cox, conductor
  • Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Choir
  • Minnesota State Baptist Convention Church Choir
  • Shiloh Temple International Ministries Church Choir
  • Shiloh Temple Drummer Boys
  • Students from the MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra
  • Taiyon J. Coleman, writer
  • Tonia Hughes, vocalist
  • Paris Bennett, vocalist
  • Charles Lazarus, trumpet
  • Nygel Witherspoon, cello
  • William Schimmel, accordion

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR
Ballade in A minor

PRECHTL
Keep Up for Bucket Band

DVOŘÁK
Cello Concerto: Allegro (mvt. I)

COLEMAN
Spoken Word by Taiyon J. Coleman

PANION
Here We Are

PANION/ANTHONY/GREEN/RABY
Send Me Hope

NEWTON/arr. Wasson
Amazing Grace

BURLEIGH/arr. Panion
Order My Steps

ARGENTO
Valentino Dances

GERSHWIN/arr. Wasson
Summertime

COLEMAN
Spoken Word by Taiyon J. Coleman

BROOKS/arr. Dillard
More Abundantly

CLARK/arr. Clark
A Praying Spirit

SMALLWOOD/arr. Shoup
Total Praise

Download program notes (pdf) »

Fun Facts:

  • This marks the second collaboration between the Minnesota Orchestra and Shiloh Temple International Ministries. The December 2016 “Spirit of the Season” concert at Shiloh Temple featured community singers, dancers and drummers and the Orchestra in a powerful holiday performance.
  • Bucket drumming, or street drumming, is practiced all over the world. Drummers use five-gallon plastic buckets, pots, pans or bottles to create music with unconventional instruments.
  • African American composer Henry Panion, III, has produced, arranged, and conducted music for legends such as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and the Blind Boys of Alabama.
  • St. Catherine University professor Taiyon J. Coleman won a McKnight fellowship in 2017, is featured in the book “A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota,” and is a member of Cave Canem, a national workshop for African American poets.
  • African-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor attended London’s First Pan-African Conference in 1900, where he met American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois.
  • Czech composer Antonín Dvořák was greatly inspired by traditional African American spirituals and believed that African American and Native American music should be the cornerstone of new American music.
  • Roderick Cox also conducts concerts featuring Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances on Thu Oct 5 and Fri Oct 6.
  • Casual Concerts include: $5 pre-concert happy hour, local craft brew, and an opportunity to meet musicians in the lobby after the performance.

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$5 Happy Hour

$5 Happy Hour

When: Pre-concert
Where: All lobby bars
Cheers! All wine, beer and specialty Casual Concert drinks are just $5 during the two hours before the concert. Casual Concerts Info »

Free Beer Samples

Free Beer Samples

When: 5-6:45pm (while supplies last)
Where: Lobby
Enjoy free beer samples compliments of Insight Brewing and Pint of Music. #PintOfMusic Learn more »

Send Me Hope Reception

Post-concert Reception

When: Post-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
All guests are invited to stay after the concert to share a drink with musicians and conductor Roderick Cox.