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ASO Celebrates HBCUs and the Divine Nine on 2/24 and 3/4

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is celebrating the musical legacy of William Levi Dawson plus a salute to HBCUs and historically Black fraternities and sororities.

Dawson was a composer, choir director, and professor at Tuskegee Institute (now University) and was revered for his masterful arrangements of traditional African-American spirituals.

Check out the events below:

Divine Nine Night | Friday, February 24, 8pm

Join the ASO in celebrating the impact of the Divine Nine on February 24 in Symphony Hall. In addition to an onstage performance of William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony, this special evening includes a William Dawson exhibit, an intermission step show and a post-concert reception complete with food, drinks and other special events. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated back to the Atlanta Chapter of the NPHC. Learn More.

HBCU Night | Saturday, March 4, 8pm

Join the ASO and the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance as we celebrate the mission of local and national HBCUs on March 4 in Symphony Hall. Pianist Awadagin Pratt returns with a new piano concerto by one of America's most sought-after composers, Jessie Montgomery. In addition, the evening includes a post-concert reception. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated back to the HBCU Alumni Alliance. Learn More.