The Boston Symphony Orchestra performs live every Saturday night, and the orchestra has recently found itself under fire for performing a song that some say depicts slavery.
On Wednesday, the orchestra posted a video that features the iconic song “Sons of the Black Hills,” which the orchestra is known for, and which was originally sung by the band in the 19th century.
The video begins with the band performing a traditional African American tune, and shows the Boston orchestra playing a song with lyrics that include “a man’s name is not his property.”
The video also includes a clip of the orchestra playing the song as part of a performance of the song at the American Music Hall in Boston last summer.
“We’re not going to take this lying down,” a man with the orchestra tells the audience.
“We’re still going to play it.
We’re still playing it.”
However, some Boston-area musicians and the Boston Public Library have said the video is inaccurate.
Miley Cyrus, who sang the song in the movie “I Am a God,” is not among those who have criticized the performance.”
The Boston Public Libraries is the official venue of the Boston Symphony and Boston Opera.”
Miley Cyrus, who sang the song in the movie “I Am a God,” is not among those who have criticized the performance.
She did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.
“The Boston Symphony has been a beacon of civic engagement for many decades and continues to be an important partner of the city,” Miller said.