Rafael Payare conductor
RCM Symphony Orchestra
William Grant Still Darker America
Mahler Symphony no 6
2022 Rod Williams Memorial Concert
Combining African American jazz idioms with symphonic structure, William Grant Still’s Darker America is a short work, written in 1924, that explores the themes of sorrow, prayer and hope.
Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare leads the RCM Symphony Orchestra in this work, alongside Mahler's immense and fateful Symphony no 6.