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The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Manny Laureano, is proud to present the music of two composers for this concert, each with a language that speaks to our hearts and imaginations. William Dawson's Negro Folk Symphony is a rediscovered American gem that paints portraits through his impeccable orchestration, and melodies supported by perfect harmonies. Ludwig van Beethoven's Concerto for Violin in D Major is a model of presumed simplicity and musical economy that manifests as poetry, line by line. The BSO will welcome back concertmaster Michael Sutton to center stage as he offers his take on this time-tested masterpiece.