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Milestone Negro Spirituals until the Civil War: When Folksongs bring Freedom is a performance of the remarkable songs associated with the Underground Railroad: coded Negro spirituals that runaway slaves used to elude capture. These uniquely American heritage songs are recognized as a distinct musical genre. Selections will include: Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Wade In The Water, Deep River, Go Down Moses, Michael Row De Boat Ashore and I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray.

Hilliard Greene is acclaimed for composing and performing solo contrabass music. His tours have taken him throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Former musical director for jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott, he is the leader of The Jazz Expressions and member of the Zigzag Quartet.

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Photo by David Powell

Classical Interludes is made possible in part with support by Dr. Beverly S. Jacobs, Jane Brody Engquist and many generous individuals.

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