The Windsor Symphony Orchestra will kicks off Black History Month with four performances of classical and contemporary music written by Black composers for orchestra, and orchestra and voice Feb. 2,3, and 4.
All four performances feature violinist Lillian Scheirich, the orchestra’s concertmaster and violin instructor in the School of Creative Arts. Performances Friday at the Amherstburg Freedom Museum and Saturday at Sandwich First Baptist Church also feature vocalist and alumna Florine Ndimubandi (BComm 2020).
Under the baton of music director Robert Franz, Scheirich will bring to life a concerto by the swashbuckling 18th century composer, Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier de St. Georges, known as “The Black Mozart.” Jessie Montgomery’s composition Shift, Change, Turn provides a new twist on the four seasons. Ndimubandi will sing Amazing Grace and Oscar Peterson’s 1962 Hymn to Freedom.