Monday, February 28, 2011
Aaron Dworkin: 'Welcome to the first edition of the Sphinx Organization’s international newsletter!'
SFGate.com: Pianist Harold Bradford tells students 'people from all over the world are involved in classical music.'
Sunday, February 27, 2011
'William Grant Still (1895-1978) represents a captivating blend of African-American, Latin American and European music.'
Hello Bill! Thanks so much for the post! We really appreciate it. Take care, Annie
[ABOVE: Pianists Glen Inanga and Jennifer Micallef of the Micallef-Inanga Duo BELOW: Quincy Porter, Complete Viola Works; Eliesha Nelson, viola; John McLaughlin Williams, violin, piano, harpsichord; Douglas Rioth, harp; Northwest Sinfonia, John McLaughlin Williams, conductor; Dorian Recordings DSL 90911 (73:47) (2009)]
On Feb. 24, 2011 AfriClassical posted: “Plain Dealer: 'With bow in one hand, pacifier in another, Cleveland Orchestra violist stands out as both artist, mother.'” The article, by Zachary Lewis, revealed this information about a future recording now in the works:
“Now she's putting the finishing touches on a second disc due out in the fall, an album of Russian viola sonatas with pianist Glen Inanga.” AfriClassical has interviewed the Nigerian pianist Glen Inanga, so we forwarded the blog post to him and said we were eager to hear the CD he and Eliesha Nelson are making, because the two are both virtuoso performers.
Glen replied with a bit more information on the project: “Thanks. I am eager to hear the finished product too as this is indeed some great Russian Romantic repertoire.” Glen Inanga is Nigerian and Jennifer Micallef is from Malta. They have made two recordings together as the Micallef-Inanga Duo.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
New York City Housing Symphony Orchestra in 'Black History Month Concert' at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall Mon., Feb. 21
Pal-Item.com: 'Cellist Donald White was the first black musician hired by the Cleveland Orchestra in 1957.'
Friday, February 25, 2011
Barrie Examiner: 'Nathaniel Dett offers gift of song' via Nathaniel Dett Chorale, led by Brainerd Blyden-Taylor
The Nathaniel Dett Chorale will perform with the King Edward Chorale on March 6 at Collier United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie, Ontario at 7 p.m. For ticket information, call 705-734-0116.