Sunday, February 12, 2012

Judith Anne Still & Pianist Richard Crosby in Lecture/Recital at Eastern Kentucky University 7 PM, Feb. 17

[Africa: Piano Music of William Grant Still; Denver Oldham, piano; Koch 3 7084 2H1 (1991). An American Portrait; Richard Crosby, piano; Seven Traceries, William Grant Still; Capstone Records CPS-8671 (1999)]

Judith Anne Still tells AfriClassical:
“I am speaking at the University of Eastern Kentucky next week, and Richard Crosby will perform the Suite of Violin and Piano” of William Grant Still. Dr. Richard Crosby recorded Seven Traceries of William Grant Still on An American Portrait, Capstone Records CPS-8671 (1999).

“MUSIC: Daughter of Famous African American Composer to Host Lecture/Recital Feb. 17
Judith Anne Still, daughter of African American composer William Grant Still (1895-1978), will present a lecture on her father's life and career on Friday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. in Room 100 of the Foster Music Building. William Grant Still was the first African American composer to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra, the first to conduct a major American orchestra, and the first to have an opera broadcast on the radio. The event will feature the lecture and performances of several of Still's works by EKU music faculty and students. The public is invited to attend this free event.

"Event Date: February 17; 7 p.m.
Location: Foster 100
Cost: Free"

“SAI National Arts Associate
Richard Crosby
Richard Crosby was born in Ashland, OH, and raised in Largo, FL. He holds the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, the Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Wind Conducting, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance, all from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has been at Eastern Kentucky University since 1986 where he teaches piano and music history. He has released a CD through Capstone Records entitled An American Portrait, containing works by Charles Griffes, Amy Beach, William Grant Still, Lee Hoiby, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, David Guion, and George Gershwin. [William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, Recordings, sheet music and books of William Grant Still are available at, which is operated by the composer's daughter, Judith Anne Still]

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