Saturday, March 31, 2012
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Claves Piano Quintet in 'Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 1' of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor on YouTube (8:47)
profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive
Works List and a Bibliography by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com Major observances of the Centennial of Coleridge-Taylor's death on Sept. 1, 1912 are underway and are the work of organizations including the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation, http://www.sctf.org.uk]
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NewsWorks.org: 'Jeri Lynn Johnson invites teenagers onto the podium to lead her Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra into a wailing heap.'
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Errollyn Wallen on 'One Night': 'The title song is from my album ERROLLYN and is available from iTunes'
- Errollyn Wallen
Dear Sharon, I am thrilled that you like my song Daedalus. I loved writing and performing it. Being part of the ONE NIGHT team was a wonderful experience. All best wishes, Errollyn
Errollyn WallenThank you Bill! It's wonderful how your blog has helped spread the word about my music. All very best, Errollyn
Could it also be your music is attracting readers to the blog? Sharon Sweeney mentioned Googling your program to identify its music. I just searched for "Errollyn Wallen One Night" on Google. The first two search results were the AfriClassical blog posts of March 24 and 31, 2012!
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Friday, March 30, 2012
Patrick McCoy of Examiner.com: 'Kennedy Center names J'nai Bridges recipient of 2012 Marian Anderson award'
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Coleridge-Taylor Clarinet Quintet (35:39);
clarinet; Virginia Eskin, piano; Michael Ludwig, violin; Hawthorne
String Quartet; Koch 3 7056 2H1 (1992)]
de Lerma writes:
For several years, I
have wanted to modify the Black music history text I have used for
classes at Morgan State, Peabody, Florida State, Columbia College,
and Lawrence University so that it might serve the needs and
interests specifically of undergraduates and others.
I now think I
can put other projects to temporary rest and give all of my attention
to that project. Because I intend to work fast, such concerns will
be immediately welcomed. Consideration will certainly be
given to other matters (jazz, blues, gospel, etc.) but the basic
thrust will be on (international) concert composers and performers.
Recordings to be cited will be limited to those with which I have
As I draft plans and become more mindful of the
readership and space limitations, I would like to have the thoughts
and suggestions from all interested persons, not just faculty and
students, but especially those following and contributing to your
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The Crossroads Project and the School of Theatre at Illinois State University host guest artists OperaCréole
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Salisbury Post: Judith Anne Still 'will conduct a workshop on' William Grant Still at Livingstone College at Noon Wed. April 4
Nat King Cole’s brother headlining Livingstone concert series
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Thursday, March 29, 2012
However, Janet Collins was the first African-American dancer engaged by the Metropolitan Opera as solo dancer in a variety of works. She made her debut on opening night, November 11, 1951, as soloist in Aida.
Marian Anderson was the first African-American vocal soloist engaged by the Met. She made her debut as Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera on January 1, 1955.
Robert McFerrin was the first African-American male singer engaged by the Met and made his debut as Amonasro in Aida on January 27, 1955
Hi Mr.Zick, As to this list of Met Debuts add:
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