A recent post featured the ambitious reference work of Richard Greene, “Classical Music Recordings of Black Composers”, which has long been linked to the Composers of African Descent section of AfriClassical.com Richard has brought another project to our attention, an online calendar called “Black Classical Musicians and Concerts 2007-2008”, for Philadelphia and the surrounding metropolitan area. The motto of the concert calendar is: “All are deserving! ...and because of musical genius and creativity, they each deserve to be known and heard.”
A photo gallery is followed by an entry for each concert. For example, here is an entry for Sept. 28 and 29 at 8:00 at the Grand Opera House, Wilmington, Delaware:
Stewart Goodyear, piano, with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra
This is an accomplished young artist whose career is clearly on the rise. Last year he successfully stepped in for an ill Andre Watts to perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Performances on both Friday and Saturday evenings
Tickets and information: Contact the Delaware Symphony - 800 374-7263 or www.desymphony.org
"Black Classical Musicians and Concerts 2007-2008" presents a huge number of concerts throughout the metropolitan Philadelphia area. It also serves as a ready-made blueprint for similar calendars for other cities and towns across the country. The concert calendar will help patrons find concerts in the local area, which in turn will aid performers in drawing audiences.
One of the purposes of the calendar is to make it clear that Black and African American classical performers not only exist, but perform actively in the Philadelphia area during every concert season. We congratulate Richard on another labor of love, one which will be of great benefit to people who live in or visit the Philadelphia metro area.
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