Sunday, February 8, 2009

Anthony Elliott Plays Music of Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson at U. of Louisville Belknap Feb. 11

[Anthony Elliott]
Anthony Elliott Concert
When: February 11th
Where: UofL Belknap Campus, Comstock Hall
What: This concert by Conductor Anthony Elliott will feature the music of both Bach and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, with a finale that adds images of Mark Priest's "Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad" art exhibit that opens in UofL's Hite Gallery on February 12th.”

Following is the Biography of cellist, conductor and University of Michigan Professor Anthony D. Elliott. His personal website is: and his faculty website is

Anthony Elliott, Professor of Cello, and Conductor of the Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra at the University of Michigan, continues a groundbreaking career in the field of classical music. He is a long time advocate for music in public and inner city schools, and has worked toward the development of new constituencies with symphony boards and foundations. He has given countless workshops, clinics and performances in schools and community centers across the country.

Anthony Elliott was the first African-American musician to be appointed to a “front desk” position in a major symphony orchestra, when he was selected by Stanislav Skrowaczewski to become the Associate-Principal of the Minnesota Orchestra. With the financial assistance of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Jerome Foundation of Saint Paul, he commissioned and premiered the Cello Concerto by African-American composer, Primous Fountain. A number of prominent African-American composers have dedicated works to him including Primous Fountain, Augustus Hill, James Lee and Chad Hughes.” 

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