For 27 years, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has trained young Black and Latinx musicians through the Talent Development Program (TDP). We continue to celebrate these students with a virtual 2021 Spring Concert featuring our four seniors: Kaitlyn Brown (violin), Alexandria Carrillo (clarinet), Rodney Clark (percussion), and Gordon Meeks (violin). Enjoy their stories and musical performances with host and guest performer Okorie "OkCello" Johnson. Congratulations to the TDP Class of 2021. 

Audience: Music lovers of all ages
Time: 52 minutes

Okorie "OkCello" Johnson

Okorie Johnson is an American cellist-songwriter who performs under the moniker OkCello. His artistry integrates cello performance, live-sound-looping, improvisation, and storytelling - all culminating in original compositions that collide classical with jazz, EDM, reggae, and funk.

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Talent Development Program Senior Solos:

Kailyn Brown, Violin

Violin Concerto No. 1, III. Allegretto non troppo, Felix Mendelssohn

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Alexandria Carrillo, Clarinet

Clarinet Concerto No. 2, Op. 74, III. Alla polacca, Carl Maria von Weber

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Gordon Meeks, Violin

Violin Concerto No. 3, I. Allegro non troppo, Camille Saint-Saëns

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Rodney Clark, Jr., Snare Drum and Marimba

Etude No. 20 from Portraits in Rhythm, Anthony Circone

Partita for Violin No. 3, VI. Bourree, Johann Sebastian Bach

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Major support for this program is provided by the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation.