“If the Symphony normally sounded like this, I would be a regular!!!” - Adult audience member

“I hear so many of the transportation spirituals, Go down Moses, Swing Low, Wade in the Water,  Joshua fought the Battle. Love the adagio section with the 4 celli, and the word painting with the trains movement.” - Dr. Raymond Wise (Indiana University)

“That was fire. Love the storytelling. So much movement.” - Young audience member

Freedom's Train

Freedom's Train is a 20 minute cello quartet concerto commissioned and premiered by Dr. Antoine Clark and the Worthington Chamber Orchestra featuring UCelli: The Columbus Cello Quartet. The work uses Negro Spirituals and original melodic content to tell the story of becoming using the Underground Railroad as a theme for how Humanity can escape the trappings of our anity-human socialization and become more humane in order to create a global society that works for all of us in balance with the planet and the cosmos. 

Score available for purchase upon request.

Interested in having Dr. Lomax speak or perform?


Lisa Cave


Tiffany Cooper

The most radical thing we can do is be human.” - Dr. Mark Lomax, II

UCelli: The Columbus Cello Quartet with artwork inspired by Dr. Lomax's composition by Cynthia Lockhart

Premier performance at Worthing United Methodist Church

Drs. Lomax and Clark with renowned artist, Cynthia Lockhart and her work inspired by Freedom's Train