National Symphony Orchestra: Sweet Honey In The Rock: Affirmations for a New World
Friday, April 13, 2012 - Saturday, April 14, 2012
Sweet Honey In The Rock and the NSO join forces for a world premiere of Bill Banfield's Affirmations. The Grammy Award–nominated a cappella group brings its renowned African American vocal styles to this important NSO co-commission.
They've performed for the President, provided the soundtrack to Alvin Ailey's masterpiece Revelations, and earned two Grammy nominations. Now D.C.'s own Sweet Honey In The Rock and the NSO join forces for the world premiere of Bill Banfield's Symphony 10:Affirmations for a New World. An important NSO co-commission, Affirmations will call upon every sweet drop of talent from this world-renowned group of African American female vocalists--Ysaye Maria Barnwell, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, and Shirley Childress Saxton--producing an unrivaled performance that will be as historical as it is musical.