The mission of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is to produce, present and promote memorable symphonic music that increases awareness, enjoyment, and appreciation of music for all ages throughout the region.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was an English composer, the illegitimate son of a British mother and a father who was a doctor and a native of Sierra Leone. Coleridge-Taylor had a meteoric career, cut short by pneumonia. He entered the Royal Colleg...
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson "Grass: Poem for Piano, Strings and Percussion"
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson was a versatile African-American musician – composer, conductor, pianist and drummer – familiar both in jazz, pop and classical music. He came from an artistic family and his mother named him after the African-British composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor.
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
José-Luis Novo, conductor
Robert DiLutis, clarinet
Clarinetist Benny Goodman, the “King of Swing”, had wide-ranging musical interests and wanted to secure a place in classical music as well. He commissioned a number of well-known composers to write for him, including...