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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 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 Rodrick Dixon

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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 Roderick Dixon possesses a tenor voice of extraordinary range and versatility that has earned him the respect and attention of leading conductors, orchestras and opera companies throughout North America. Notable operatic engagements include Los Angeles Opera in the title role of Zemlinky’s  Der Zwerg conducted by James Conlon and as Walther von der Vogelweide in Tannhäuser, Michigan Opera Theater as Tonio in La fille du Regiment, Todi Music Festival as Lenski in Eugene Onegin and as Tonio, Portland Opera in the title role of Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Opera Columbus for the world premiere of Vanqui (Prince), Virginia Opera as Sportin’ Life in Porgy and Bess, Cincinnati Opera as the Duke in Rigoletto and Opera Southwest in the title role of Rossini’s Otello.

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26th Annual Latin American Festival

26th Annual Latin American Festival

Experience sensational sounds and vibrant performances at the Latin American Festival, Sunday, Oct. 15 at Wannamaker County Park! This 26th annual event celebrates Latin American music, dance, art, food and children’s activities and is highlighted by amazing performances inspired by culture from around the globe.

All ages are invited to come groove to live Latin music from six-piece band Sharey & su grupo Klave from 12 – 1 p.m. The high energy Bakalao Stars will bring Latin Ska music to the stage from 2 – 3 p.m., and guests will end the day dancing along with the 12-piece horn group Orquesta Mayor from 4:30 – 6 p.m.

25th Annual Sea Island Cultural Arts Festival

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The 25th Annual Sea Island Cultural Arts Festival promises to be good time for all!  Come Celebrate the rich history, heritage and culture of the Sea Island Community.  The festival showcases art, cuisine, entertainment, story telling, live music all presented with a Gullah-Geechee flavor!

MOJA Arts Festival: Opening Day Street Parade

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Join the celebration and feel the beat at the annual opening street parade featuring festive Carribean and African costumes, African drummers and more. Local community groups including bands, youth and school groups perform throughout. The parade begins at Marion Square and heads down King Street, turning on Market Street and ending at the US Custom House at East Bay and Market Streets.