Orchestra Noir Helps Launch Black History Month in Roswell
ROSWELL, Ga. – From the swirling sounds of violins and cellos to the singing call of flutes, nothing like hearing an orchestra full of talented musicians perform live. And later this week, one of the best will take the stage in Roswell, helping the city kick off its celebration of Black History Month.
Orchestra Noir: The Atlanta African-American Orchestra will take the stage at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center on Friday, February 4 as part of Roswell Roots, the city’s celebration of Black History Month.
Chances are you’ve heard of Orchestra Noir before; the ensemble was established by maestro Jason Ikeem Rodgers in 2016 and has since gained national attention for its mission to celebrate the pioneers of black music and bring classical music to younger, more diverse audiences. Orchestra members also work closely with local music students, including those in Clayton County, with whom Orchestra Noir performs annually.
In addition to being part of Roswell Roots, Friday’s performance also continues the Roswell Center Stage series at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. The series brings top touring artists to Roswell, including Irish singer Chloë Agnew and Georgian John Driskell Hopkins (of the Zac Brown Band). The center also hosts the Roswell Family Series and the Roswell Puppet Series along with other programs year-round.
Orchestra Noir: The African-American Orchestra of Atlanta takes the stage Friday at 7 p.m., tickets are $30; Click here for more information. And click on the video player in this article to watch our morning spent at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center and get a special preview of the concert!
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