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BSO salutes legacy of Harriet Tubman with new composition

BSO salutes legacy of Harriet Tubman with new composition

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is all about brand-new this month. Two weeks after premiering David T. Little's Baltimore-inspired "Charm," the BSO is set to premiere another commissioned work — "Chuphshah! Harriet's Drive to Canaan," by James Lee III.

Lee's composition — in Biblical Hebrew, "chuphshah" means "freedom" — connects to a theme running through the BSO's season: music to celebrate women who persevered against oppression.

"Harriet Tubman's ties to Maryland and heroic efforts to shepherd hundreds out of slavery … inspired me to commission a new work to honor and celebrate her legacy," BSO...

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