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Unexpected Pleasure at Symphony Performance

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May 14, 2022 - 10:22:02 AM
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I went to a concert by the West Michigan Symphony last evening and had the unexpected pleasure of seeing and hearing a banjo as part of the orchestra! The piece was the Symphony no. 1, “Afro-American” by composer William Grant Still. A great composition and well done by the orchestra.

May 14, 2022 - 3:49:30 PM

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Originally posted by SkippyV

I went to a concert by the West Michigan Symphony last evening and had the unexpected pleasure of seeing and hearing a banjo as part of the orchestra! The piece was the Symphony no. 1, “Afro-American” by composer William Grant Still. A great composition and well done by the orchestra.


I wonder who played the banjo (tenor banjo). Often, an orchestra will find a local guitarist to play the banjo. Years ago, I loaned my Paramount Style A tenor to a local guitarist so he could play the banjo part in "Porgy and Bess."

Edited by - trapdoor2 on 05/14/2022 15:49:53

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