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Portrait of a Queen

Presented by National Philharmonic at Online/Virtual Space

Jun 06, 2021

Portrait of a Queen

Carlos Simon’s Portrait of the Queen traces the evolution of Black people in America through the lens of one figurative Black woman who represents strength, courage, and selflessness. Dramatic spoken word, written by Courtney D. Ware.

Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Julius Wirth, viola
Aundi Marie Moore, narrator

Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Flos Campi
Carlos Simon, Portrait of a Queen  

Principal violist Julius Wirth is the featured soloist in Flos Campi, which also includes a wordless accompaniment from the National Philharmonic Chorale.

Carlos Simon’s moving Portrait of the Queen traces the evolution of Black people in America through the lens of one figurative Black woman who represents strength, courage, and

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