Following the Civil War, a group of young ex-slaves from Fisk University traveled throughout the United States and Europe bringing the power of spirituals and religious anthems to new audiences.
Enjoy lively and festive music, including “Gloria” by Andre J. Thomas, a work arranged for massed choir, soloists, and a full orchestra in a gospel musical style. Also on the program: familiar Christmas carols, beautiful and contemplative choral anthems, and rollicking orchestral flourishes.
Travel the country in search of unknown 1920s artists, when the music of ordinary Americans was recorded for the first time, transforming music forever, in a three-part film narrated by Robert Redford. Out of the Many, the One Explore the origins of various regional music genres.
Electric guitarist Jimi Hendrix had only four years of mainstream exposure and recognition (1967-1970), but his influential music and riveting stage presence left an enduring legacy.
The Dave Clark Five was actually the first English group to tour America in May of 1964, and thus the first to spearhead rock and roll’s “British invasion” that changed the world. The group’s greatest hits include “Glad All Over,” “Bits and Pieces” and “Over and Over.