Master clarinetist and retired professor Deborah Pittman's provided an informative and unique Zoom presentation featuring primarily unknown composers of African descent on June 12, 2021. This socially relevant and long overdue acknowledgment of the creativity, talent and skill of African composers introduced a treasure trove of beautiful music from the time of Mozart to the present. The Symphony's own Carlos McMillan Fuentes was also featured on the piano. You will come away with a variety of fresh music perfect for summer listening! 

The video recording of this presentation is available through the end of August 2021.   

Listing of Featured Composers 


Special Guest Presenter
Deborah Pittman

Piano Soloist
Carlos McMillan Fuentes

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Ms. Pittman is one of the coordinators for the Chevalier Project, a project sponsored by VITA Academy to increase awareness of composer  Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

Coming on Friday, June 18 at Noon!

Chevalier String Quartet

Dagenais Smiley, violin
Chase Spruill, violin
Cassandra Lynne Richburg, viola
Susan Lamb Cook, cello
Deborah Pittman, clarinet

Performing works by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and William Grant Still

More info at CapRadio Summer Concert Series

Symphony d'Oro
P.O. Box 1793, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670


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