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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra members to perform in Darien

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POSTED: August 14, 2012 12:00 p.m.

Members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will join the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters to perform “Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands” at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 in the Archie B. Myers Sr. Fine Arts Center at the McIntosh Academy in Darien.

The event, a collaborative program of African-American spirituals and slave songs native to Georgia’s Lowcountry, is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music.”

Participating Atlanta Symphony musicians include violinists Kenn Wagner and Juan Ramirez, violist Jessica Oudin, cellist Jennifer Humphreys, bassists Brian Rehm and Michael Kurth, and trumpet Karin Bliznik.

Admission for the event is free.

For more information, go to georgiahumanities.org/newharmonies.

 

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