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Inspired by the friendship between composers Florence Price and Margaret Bonds, whose mutual support helped them break down barriers to have their music heard in the classical music world of the early 20th century, Rock My Soul celebrates both historical and present-day collaborations between Black women artists. Curated by soprano Julia Bullock and featuring performances by Chaka Khan and Rhiannon Giddens, Rock My Soul shines a light on the power of creative community.

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Chaka Khan

Rock My Soul Festival

She’s here to tell you something good.

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Artists

  • Chaka Khan
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Rock My Soul

Symphonies for Youth

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Program

  • Program to be announced

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Linhan Cui, conductor
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A Musical Portrait: Price and Bonds

Rock My Soul Festival

Explore the musical voices of and relationship between Florence Price and Margaret Bonds.

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Program

  • PRICE organ prelude
  • PRICE symphonic excerpts
  • PRICE selected songs
  • PRICE works for solo piano
  • BONDS selected songs
  • BONDS Selections from Montgomery Variations

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
  • Julia Bullock, curator/soprano
  • Michelle Cann, piano
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Green Umbrella

Rock My Soul Festival

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Program

  • Program to be announced

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Simone Menezes, conductor
  • Julia Bullock, curator
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History’s Persistent Voice

Rock My Soul Festival

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Program

  • Program to be announced

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Christian Reif, conductor
  • Julia Bullock, curator/soprano
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Rhiannon Giddens

Rock My Soul Festival

The Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist performs with the LA Phil.

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Artists

  • Rhiannon Giddens
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Jeri Lynne Johnson
  • Resistance Revival Chorus