'JFK: The Last Speech' with Phylicia Rashad | Kevin John Edusei conducts Adams, Ellington, & Hailstork
$19–$112 (student, military, young professional discounts available)
Adolphus Hailstork — JFK: The Last Speech (NSO co-commission)
John Adams — Harmonielehre
Emmy– and Tony Award–winning actress Phylicia Rashad narrates a powerful new NSO co-commission commemorating the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's iconic 1963 speech at Amherst College. Also on the program: Duke Ellington's swinging trip to Jazz-age Harlem and John Adams' Harmonielehre, inspired by the composer's vision of an oil tanker blasting into space.
Performances on Oct. 26 and 28.
About Phylicia Rashad, narrator
Phylicia Rashad is an American actress. She is dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University and best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the sitcom The Cosby Show which earned her Emmy Award nominations in 1985 and 1986. She also played Ruth Lucas on Cosby.https://www.instagram.com/phyliciarashad/?hl=en
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