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‘Sounds of Majesty …by Composers of African Descent’
November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
The Forum will present “Sounds of Majesty — Organ and Brass by Composers of African Descent” under the direction of Gylchris Sprauve. Edmond Dédé (Nov. 27, 1827 – Jan. 5, 1901) was a free-born Creole musician and composer. He moved to Europe to study in Paris in 1855 and settled in France. Dédé’s compositions include “Quasimodo Symphony,” “Le Palmier Overture,” “Le Serment de L’Arabe” and “Patriotisme, Grande Valse à l’Américaine.” For more than 40 years, he worked as assistant conductor at the Grand Théâtre and subsequently as conductor of the orchestras at the Théâtre l’Alcazar and the Folies Bordelaises in Bordeaux.