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August 7, 2021
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Headlining this summer’s 37th installment of the Sun Valley Music Festival is the Aug. 7 world premiere of Jessie Montgomery’s Five Freedom Songs, based on traditional African American spirituals, to be sung by soprano Julia Bullock.
Bullock was named Musical America’s 2021 Artist of the Year, and Montgomery has been appointed the next Chicago Symphony Orchestra composer-in-residence, effective 2021-2024. The program opens with Florence Price’s Ethiopia’s Shadow in America, which charts the arrival of Africans in America, and Bullock will narrate Copland’s Lincoln Portrait at the same concert.