Event Calendar

American Festival

Rossen Milanov, Conductor

Columbus Symphony Chorus - Ronald J. Jenkins, chorus director
Laquita Mitchell, soprano
Melody Wilson, mezzo-soprano
Malcolm Marrieweather, baritone
Dashon Burton, bass 
Noah Stewart, tenor

Program:

Moravec/Campbell - Sanctuary Road
Gershwin - Porgy and Bess: A Concert of Songs

The American Festival is inspired by two scores that address deeply moving and important moments in this country’s history and culture. Sanctuary Road is an oratorio with text by Mark Campbell based on the writings of Underground Railroad conductor William Still who helped nearly 800 enslaved people escape to freedom and meticulously and compassionately documented their lives. Gershwin embodies the love story of Porgy and Bess with unforgettable tunes and captivating rhythms.