Rhiannon Giddens – Symphony Program

Agent: Chris Colbourn

The Cincinnati Pops album, American Originals: 1918, on which Rhiannon is a guest, has been nominated for the Best Classical Compendium GRAMMY. Listen to Rhiannon’s songs from American Originals: 1918 here.

“…there isn’t a song or a genre beyond her talented reach.” CityBeat

Rhiannon Giddens Shares Her Musical Journey with San Francisco Classical Voice

Aria Code – Season 2 Out Now!
Read about Season 2 at American Songwriter
Listen to Aria Code here.


RHIANNON GIDDENS is the co-founder of the GRAMMY award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle. She began gaining recognition as a solo artist when she stole the show at the T Bone Burnett–produced Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall in 2013. The elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit that brought the audience to its feet that night is also abundantly evident on Giddens’s critically acclaimed solo debut, the Grammy-nominated album Tomorrow Is My Turn, which masterfully blends American musical genres like gospel, jazz, blues, and country, showcasing her extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess. In February of 2017, Giddens’s follow-up album Freedom Highway was released. It includes 9 original songs Giddens wrote or co-wrote along with a traditional song and two civil rights-era songs, “Birmingham Sunday” and Staple Singers’ well-known “Freedom Highway,” from which the album takes its name. Giddens’s recent televised performances include The Late Show, Austin City Limits, Later…with Jools Holland, and both CBS Saturday– and Sunday Morning, among numerous other notable media appearances. She performed for President Obama and the First Lady on In Performance at the White House: In the Gospel Tradition, along with Aretha Franklin and Emmylou Harris; the program was televised on PBS. Giddens duets with country superstar Eric Church on his powerful anti-racism song “Kill a Word”; the two have performed the song on The Tonight Show and at the CMA Awards, among other programs. Giddens received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Singer of the Year, as well as the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo in 2016.

Charts for each performance can be rented from Gabe Witcher

Full Orchestra Charts
At The Purchaser’s Option – + Bass clarinet
Mouth Music
That Lonesome Road/Up Above my Head – + Rhythm Section
Pretty Little Girl With the Blue Dress On – Rhythm Section (Optional)
Spanish Mary – + Rhythm Section (Optional)
Round About the Mountain – + Bass Clarinet, vibraphone
Waterboy – + Rhythm Section (optional), or acoustic guitar (optional)
He Will See You Through with piano / celeste
Wayfaring Stranger with piano / celeste
Black Swan with piano / celeste

Chamber Orchestra
At The Purchaser’s Option
Factory Girl
Mouth Music
Pretty Little Girl With the Blue Dress On
Round About the Mountain
Spanish Mary

String Orchestra
Birmingham Sunday (with Harp or Piano)
Tomorrow is My Turn

String Quartet
At The Purchaser’s Option
Factory Girl
Mouth Music
Tomorrow is My Turn

Tour Dates with Rhiannon Giddens – Symphony Program

Rhiannon Giddens – Symphony Program Downloads: