Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dominique-René de Lerma: Performance of 'Just come from the fountain' (Hall Johnson) for Recital and Panel Discussion Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Columbia University

Performance of Just come from the fountain  (Hall Johnson)

Dominique-René de Lerma, 
forwards this YouTube video from Marti Newland, soprano, in which she and keyboardist Magdalena Stern-Baczewska rehearse their performance of Just come from the fountain (2:14) by Hall Johnson for tomorrow.

"Concert Spirituals and the Black Soprano" Recital and Panel Discussion 

TOMORROW: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM  
St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University

"Concert Spirituals and the Black Soprano" features Columbia scholars and musicians as well as Dr. Paul T. Kwami, director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. 

This is a Columbia Music Performance Program event in conjunction with the Core Curriculum, co-sponsored by the Institute for Research in African American Studies, the Center for Ethnomusicology, and the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life.  

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7:00PM

Columbia University, St. Paul's Chapel: 1160 Amsterdam Avenue - New York, NY

Free admission and open to the public

Through a recital and panel discussion, "Concert Spirituals and the Black Soprano" reconsiders
the role of singing concert spirituals among black sopranos in relation to political resistance, musical virtuosity and the sacred. The particularity of performing this body of art songs merges the experiences of enslaved Africans in the United States with the expressive and political moves of western classical arrangers and musicians. The performances and recordings of black sopranos' concert spiritual singing signifies the labor of the feminine and the role of the black sacred experience in the enduring legacy of concert spirituals. The event opens with a performance of selected concert spiritual repertoire popularized among twentieth century black sopranos, immediately followed by a panel discussion in conjunction with the Columbia College Core Curriculum course Music Humanities.


Marti Newland, PhD, Soprano and Core Lecturer for Music Humanities 
Magdalena Stern Baczewska, Pianist and Director of Columbia's Music Performance Program
Dr. Paul T. Kwami, Keyboardist and Director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers 
Whitney Slaten, Saxophonist and PhD Candidate Ethnomusicology, Columbia University 
Kevin Fellezs, Moderator and Assistant Professor of Music and African-American Studies
Farah Jasmine Griffin, Respondent and William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Comment by email:
Many thanks to you both!  [Marti Newland} 

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