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2023 Juneteenth Program In Historic 1894 Opera House

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    On Sunday, June 18, 2023 the Galveston Symphony Orchestra and the Galveston Heritage Choral presented a special musical tribute to Juneteenth by featuring works of Galveston composers Izola Collins and Dr. Frederick Tillis.

    Rollo Dilworth / Langston Hughes: “Freedom’s Plow” by the Galveston Heritage Chorale and Galveston Symphony Orchestra
    “Spiritual Fantasy No 12 For String Quartet”: #2 “Wade In The Water” #4 “I’m A Rollin” by Dr. Frederick Tillis
    3 songs written by Dr. Frederick Tillis: “Little David” by Sarah Navy, “The Rain Forest” by Brian Gibbs, and “Play On Your Flute Little Mary” by Sarah Navy and Brian Gibbs. Piano accompaniment for all 3 songs was provided by Rolethial McElvey.