Atlanta’s Orchestra Noir to perform in “Roswell Roots” celebration during Black History Month

Posted on: February 4, 2022

“There’s nothing like hearing an orchestra full of talented musicians perform live. And later this week, one of the best will take the stage in Roswell, helping the city launch its Black History Month celebration,” writes Paul Milliken in Wednesday’s (2/2) WAGA-TV (Atlanta, GA). “Orchestra Noir: The Atlanta African-American Orchestra will take the stage at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center on Friday, Feb. 4 as part of Roswell Roots, the city’s celebration of Black History Month…. Orchestra Noir … was created by Maestro Jason Ikeem Rodgers back in ​2016 and has since gained national attention for its mission to celebrate Black music pioneers and to bring classical music to younger and more diverse audiences. Orchestra members also work closely with local music students, including those in Clayton County, with whom Orchestra Noir performs annually…. Orchestra Noir: The Atlanta African-American Orchestra will take the stage Friday.” The article includes a preview video of the orchestra at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Orchestra Noir states: “Through orchestral performance, Orchestra Noir aims to celebrate the cultural achievements of African-American music pioneers across all genres of music, including Classical, Hiphop and R&B.”