Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Violinist Quinton I. Morris Plays Music of James P. Johnson with Seattle University String Faculty April 30
[Quinton I. Morris]
Violinist Quinton I. Morris will join other members of the string faculty of Seattle University for a program of chamber music on Friday, April 30 – 7:30 PM at Pigott Auditorium on the campus of Seattle University, 901 12th Ave in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Morris and others will perform a program of classical and contemporary chamber works, including selections by Beethoven, Brahms, James P. Johnson and contemporary composer Michael Mikulka.
The April 30 performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call 206-296-5360 or visit http://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/Default.aspx. As the artistic/executive director and founder of The Young Eight String Octet, Dr. Morris has performed with his group in chamber music recitals across the country. The Young Eight, America’s only string octet is comprised of distinguished African-American string players from the nation’s prestigious music schools and conservatories. He is Assistant Professor of Music, Fine Arts and Global African Studies at Seattle University. [The African American composer and pianist James P. Johnson (1894-1955) wrote and performed both stride piano works and classical music, including Yamekraw: A Negro Rhapsody. Johnson is profiled at AfriClassical.com]