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Notes Between the Shadows – World Premiere Ballet with Live String Quartet

Notes Between the Shadows – World Premiere Ballet with Live String Quartet

Life inspires art and vice-versa. Enjoy a unique performance where you’ll be immersed in a creative web of multiple artistic mediums. Charleston’s poet laureate, Marcus Amaker, joins the collaborative Ballet Evolution team adding his voice and words to the artistic creation of “Notes between the Shadows”. Three new works inspired by the work of Amaker and other authors come to life through movement and music by Ballet Evolution choreographer Jonathan Tabbert and the accomplished artists of Chamber Music Charleston. Exploring light and dark, time and space, love and loss; your interest will be peaked and your heart left inspired. Music by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and J.S. Bach.

The Colour of Music Festival Masterworks II: Dett, Haydn and Weston

The Colour of Music Festival Masterworks II: Dett, Haydn and Weston

 

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The Colour of Music Festival concludes with an ode to the Emanuel-9, its survivors and congregation of the Mother Emanuel AME Church, with a moving performance of Robert Nathaniel Dett’s Chariot Jubilee, Franz Joseph Haydn’s Nelson Mass and the premiere performance of Trevor Weston’s Unburied, Unmourned and Unmarked under the baton of Atlanta’s Morehouse College conductor David E. Morrow.

Black Classical Renaissance Gala Benefit

Black Classical Renaissance Gala Benefit

The Colour of Music Festival Presents the Black Classical Renaissance Gala Benefit.  You are cordially invited to the Colour of Music Festival’s Gala Benefit Performance of Samuel-Coleridge Taylor’s Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast and Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer 1915.

The Colour of Music Festival masterworks I: Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast

The Colour of Music Festival masterworks I: Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast

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Join the Colour of Music Festival for a performance of Hiawantha’s Wedding Feast followed by the Black Classical Renaissance Gala Benefit. Maestro Kazem Adbullah will open the Colour of Music Festival’s Masterworks series, as he conducts Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s magnificent orchestra and choral masterpieceThe Song of Hiawatha’s overture and Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast. Internationally acclaimed tenor Roderick Dixon will sing the solo in the Wedding Feast — the movement that made Mr. Coleridge-Taylor famous for many years, extending the composer’s name throughout the world. Tickets may be purchased individually for the performance, or jointly for both the performance and gala.

 

The Colour of Music Festival Ebony & Ivory Piano Series: Dynasty Battles, Pianist

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Today there are thousands of celebrated and prodigiously talented classical principals, composers and performers of African descent throughout the world. Yet, their opportunities to grace concert stages of major American orchestras are rare to non-existent. The Colour of Music Festival’s mission is reversing this trend.  The Ebony & Ivory Piano Series will feature Pianist Dynasty Battles.

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The Colour of Music Festival High Noon Organ Recital: Mikey Thomas Terry

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Today there are thousands of celebrated and prodigiously talented classical principals, composers and performers of African descent throughout the world. Yet, their opportunities to grace concert stages of major American orchestras are rare to non-existent. The Colour of Music Festival’s mission is reversing this trend. The High noon Organ Recutak features Micky Thomas Terry.

The Colour of Music Festival Symposium: The Legacy of Black Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Revisited

 

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Today there are thousands of celebrated and prodigiously talented classical principals, composers and performers of African descent throughout the world. Yet, their opportunities to grace concert stages of major American orchestras are rare to non-existent. The Colour of Music Festival’s mission is reversing this trend. The Colour of Music Festival will feature a symposium on The Legacy of Black Composer Samuel Coledridge-Taylor Revisited.

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The Colour of Music Festival Ebony & Ivory Piano Series: Nnenna Ogwo, Pianist

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Today there are thousands of celebrated and prodigiously talented classical principals, composers and performers of African descent throughout the world. Yet, their opportunities to grace concert stages of major American orchestras are rare to non-existent. The Colour of Music Festival’s mission is reversing this trend.  The Ebony & Ivory Piano Series features Pianist Nnenna Ogwo. Known for her bringing exquisite tone color and expressiveness to an unusual breadbreth of repertoire, Nnenna Ogwo has performed in Europe, the Middle East, South America and the United States. Her artistic acumen and acute scholarship result in a profound technical command of her instrument and a thoroughly engaging stage presence. Most recently she has performed at the Yamaha Piano Salon, Steinway Hall and the Tenri Cultural Institute in Manhattan as well as the Unplugged in Red Hook series in Brooklyn.

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The Colour of Music Festival Symposium: An ode to Leontyne Price

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The Colour of Music Festival presents the Symposium: An Ode to Leontyne Price, the most famous soprano of her generation and chronicled worldwide as one of the most incredible voices in modern times. Ms. Price celebrated her 90th birthday (February 10, 2017) acknowledging her enormous contribution to black classical advancements. Leontyne. Price had a close professional relationship with Mr. Barber that spanned decades. His Hermit Songs had their premiere in 1953 at the Library of Congress with soprano Leontyne Price and Barber himself as pianist.

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The Colour of Music Festival Vocal Recital Series featuring Angela Brown

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Today there are thousands of celebrated and prodigiously talented classical principals, composers and performers of African descent throughout the world. Yet, their opportunities to grace concert stages of major American orchestras are rare to non-existent. The Colour of Music Festival’s mission is reversing this trend. The Vocal Recital Series artist Angela Brown personifies the ideal soprano: sheer vocal power; luxurious finesse; and shimmering, high pianissimos.  Her highly successful Metropolitan Opera debut in the title role of Aida captured instant attention from international print and broadcast media and catapulted Angela onto the world’s prestigious opera and symphonic stages. Headlines from The New York Times read:  “At last an Aida,” and CBS Weekend News proclaimed: “the future of opera has arrived!” followed by features on the front page of The New York Times, on CNN, in Oprah Magazine, Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Classical Singer, Reader’s Digest, and Psychology Today.

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