Conductor Stanley Thurston leads DC Strings in a stirring program of music commemorating the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass. Inspired by Douglass' time in Ireland with Holst's St. Paul Suite, the Suk Serenade for Strings, and several spirituals. Soprano soloist Shirli Hughes and Baritone Aaron Reeder join DC Strings in concert.
"The Lion of Anacostia"
Celebrate 200 Years of the Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass
From the National Perk Service:
February 2018 makes it 200 years since Frederick Douglass was born into this world. Born enslaved, he sought his freedom and against all odds, rose to a life of honor by becoming a statesman, journalist, activist, hero and so much more.
Join the National Park Service for a yearlong commemoration as we honor the history of Douglass's life, his connection to the community and his commitment to social justice.
The grand bicentennial kickoff weekend will be held on Saturday, February 17, and Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in historic Anacostia, Washington D.C.