Colour of Music Festival announces the first of four concerts this year:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2014, Charleston SC—Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States dates back to 1865, when on June 19 Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the War had ended and the enslaved were now free. This event was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official January 1, 1863.
Presented by the Colour of Music Festival Chamber Music Series, Atlanta-based African-American chamber trio, KAJ Trio, will present a special concert honoring Juneteenth at East Cooper Montessori School, 250 Ponsbury Road, Mount Pleasant, SC Thursday, June 19 at 7:00 pm. This special performance is sponsored by the I’ON Group and I’ON Club.
Since its inception in 2003 the KAJ Trio, consisting of the Joyner brothers Khari, Amyr and Jarin have been delighting audiences with their unique virtuosity and musicality. Amyr Joyner debuted at the inaugural Colour of Music Festival in Charleston as one of two concertmasters in October 2013.
“Civic engagement and community gathering has been the anchor of the I’ON community from its very beginning. For 15 years the I’ON Trust has led the way to ensure access to a variety of arts offerings in its awarding-winning community; this summer series continues that tradition thanks to our sponsors and many businesses in I’On,” says Lee Pringle, producer of the concert series.
Trained at some of the most prestigious music schools in the country including The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Oberlin College and Peabody Conservatory, the brothers have performed throughout the US and abroad to great acclaim and in high-profile concerts such as the 2011 YMCA Y-Stars Benefit Concert featuring Bruce Hornsby, baseball great Hank Aaron’s 77th Birthday Celebration and Coretta Scott King and Family Celebration in honor of the opening of Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Washington, DC.
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I’On Village Summer Concert Series Opening Event
KAJ Chamber Trio
Thursday, June 19, 2014 7:00pm
East Cooper Montessori School, 250 Ponsbury Road, Mount Pleasant, SC
Tickets: $20; $10 students
Visit www.colourofmusic.org, (866) 811-4111 or at door (cash/check only)