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Harry T. Burleigh Community Survey As the Harry T. Burleigh Society moves into our third year, we are carefully shaping the Society's future in the midst of the pandemic and international reckonings with racial justice and we need your help! We value the thoughts of all our supporters, and would greatly appreciate your feedback on the Society's mission, programs, and events of the past two years. Survey ici Submit by August 21st Following this survey, we'll be submitting a new mission statement and ideas for programming in our 2021 season. Thank you For your time, your thoughts, and for being here with us in this moment.Sincerely,Lynne Foote & Marti SlatenCo-Founders, The Harry T. Burleigh Society
William Grant Still (1895-1978) JDW Sheet Music has this month announced the launch of their new ‘Black Excellence Series’ – focusing on introducing international audiences to black composers and musicians. Hosted and produced by American oboist Jessica Wilkins, this the fifth episode focuses on Black American composer William Grant Still (1895-1978). ici
George Walker (1922-2018) Mickey Thomas Terry Mickey Thomas Terry writes: The ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Elgin, IL) has invited MICKEY THOMAS TERRY to present a Zoom/Facebook Live virtual lecture on the music of George Walker on August 24th at 7:00 pm CST. It will be a pre-concert lecture that precedes the evening concert which will feature a work by Walker. George Walker (1922-2018) was the first Black ever to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Terry enjoyed a 25 year friendship with the composer. Walker composed and dedicated an organ work entitled "Spires," which was commissioned by the American Guild of Organists. Terry premiered this work at the 1998 American Guild of Organists National Convention in Denver where the composer was present. Terry's interview with Walker is published in "The Musical […]
Maestro Marlon Daniel Photo by Bob Estremera Maestro Marlon Daniel writes: Tonight at 8:00 PM EDT I appear on the 'Mostly Mozart on WQXR' evening broadcast show with Terrance McKnight about Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799). It was a pleasure chatting with the renowned radio host and I hope we, and his other guest on the show, are able to get out some good information on one of the most iconic figures in Black history and classical music. ici
Bridging The Gap: The Piano Quintet In A Minor Friday, August 14, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET Price’s Piano Quintet in A minor is virtually unknown and therefore requires attention to round out scholarship on Price’s total compositional output. Because there is very little information pertaining to this piece, scholar Emily Markwart examines the form of the quintet and the structures of the movements themselves. Race And Gender In Music Criticism Saturday, August 15, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET This moderated panel will bring together women and people of color who are working as music critics for a discussion about gender and racial diversity in the field. The panel will include perspectives from outside classical music to demonstrate that certain issues cross professional divides. Price Awards And Main Event Saturday, August 15, […]
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND SAVE THE DATE It’s about that time! Time to learn about the nation’s black higher education experience. The HBCU Alumni Alliance Affiliates, Atlanta, Chicago, and Washington DC, have joined together to bring you the Fall 2020 Virtual HBCU College Tour. Join us Saturday, September 19th for a HBCU tour experience you will never forget! More details coming soon!
Violinist Ashley Horne writes: I will be playing op. 2 no. 1, the G major Concerto on September 5th at Bard College with The Orchestra Now. I would love it if you could attend if you are in the area! Thanks so much for everything you do to further the music of Black Classical Musicians!
Dr. Eric Conway writes: It is hard to imagine, but it has been ten years since twenty members of the Morgan State University choir travelled to Medellín, Colombia to sing at the Afro-Colombian music festival entitled Los Negros Noches! What an electric evening - August 1, 2010! The city of Medellín is notorious because of the drug czar Pablo Escobar, however, we found the Colombians to be some of the most hospitable people in the world! See link below to our televised concert and some photos from that evening! Over five thousand Colombians were out to hear our concert! The concert was televised all over the country hosted by local celebrities. We all felt like rock stars during the concert! Enjoy! EC Link to Los […]