Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
T.W. Holley: “He or BMC can't put the students on the 'consumer's hot seat' when daring to make visionary programming decisions.”
'the audience became spellbound with Mr. Ayers' exceptionally warm, lyrical and incredibly passionate cello playing.'
Monday, June 27, 2011
Timothy W. Holley: “Nketia's 'Antubam' for cello and piano 'is a lovely plaintive melody whose style recalls Gabriel Faure'”
Patrick D. McCoy: Angela M. Brown drops in on 'The African-American Voice in Classical Music' June 30 at 12 PM (EDT)
Haitian-American Pianist Jonathan Paul Cambry in 'Sonatasia For America' June 28, 7:30 PM Newport Beach, CA
Fred Onovwerosuoke to George Walker: 'On behalf of our board and staff at African Musical Arts, Inc., I wish you well'
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Patrick D. McCoy: Thomas Young, formerly of 'Three Mo' Tenors,' in serious condition after auto accident
YouTube: 'Leo Brouwer: Cuando tuve, yo te tuve - Entrevoces, Havana, Cuba' Chamber Choir Competition June 12, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Trent Johnson's 'Concertante for Organ and String Quartet' will be premiered July 4, 8 PM, Morristown, NJ
Dear Mr. Zick,
The Heritage Signature Chorale and Orchestra performed before a capacity audience at Washington, D. C.'s famed National City Christian Church. Stanley J. Thurston has done a remarkable job with this ensemble. Also, I received a thoughtful email from Dr. De Lerma enlightening me that Thurston was a student of his at Morgan. Thurston spoke very fondly of him when I mentioned that after the concert. This group is one that truly deserves to have an international performance platform.
DowntownMagazineNYC.com: 'Sphinx Organization Serves Up Colorful Taste of Diverse Young Classical Music Talent'
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Cape May County Herald: Philadelphia Boys Choir sings Duke Ellington & Scott Joplin June 25, Ocean City, NJ
sends this news to
Cheryl Lynne Skinner
Thanks so much Bill for the shout out on the blog "Africlassical" I like that. Peace, Cheryl
Barbara Wright-Pryor: “I remember Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington (April 29, 1899-May 24, 1974) with great love and affection.”
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Forfar Dispatch: Scotland's Tayside Symphony Orchestra in 'Afro-American Symphony' of William Grant Still, Sept. 24
at 11:24 AM
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Barbara Wright-Pryor: "'Duke' never penned the libretto for 'My People' on paper, but...I remembered it from 'curtain to curtain.'"
Barbara Wright-Pryor: in 1998 “I was privileged to...restage his 1963 musical revue, 'My People'” with Mercedes Ellington
Soprano Leona Mitchell drops in on Patrick D. McCoy, 'The African American Voice in Classical Music'
Monday, June 20, 2011
American Composers Alliance: 'The Music of H. Leslie Adams, a visit with the composer in person at Oberlin Conservatory, May 28'
J. S. Mzilikazi Khumalo, South African Composer Born June 20, 1932, Gave Momentum to Opera in South Africa
Dominique-René de Lerma: "I wonder what might be the story if 'Troubled island', as an example, had secured its proper place"
Randye Jones [Soprano and Researcher with website on Black Classical Vocal Music, http://www.randyejones.com/]
Greetings! I posted the forwarded noticed to the Facebook group on African American Art Song that Darryl Taylor runs and was stunned at the huge amount of discussion it generated, over 50 posts the last time I looked. My perspective without reading a convincing argument for such a boycott is to take a different tactic: to encourage colleagues to explore every option available to purchase, perform, and study works by African American composers. However, I also can't help but hope that these works become more readily available and not limited to one, or no, source. Randye
Judith Anne Still
The best argument for not doing Gershwin is that many a Black composer in Harlem died in poverty because good-old-George stole his music, while Gershwin made millions from his thefts. Then, PORGY is demeaning and unflattering, and it is now in the public domain, yet the Gershwin estate still takes money from people for performances. Lastly, a performer who does PORGY is dealing with stolen property. My beef is that Still's operas are not performed because PORGY is always done "instead of."
Judith Anne Still: 'I have found a speech that my father made to the Allied Arts in Sept. 1955, in which he advocated a boycott of PORGY'
City Wire: Fort Smith Symphony records first 'cycle of the complete symphonies by Arkansan William Grant Still (1895-1978)'
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