Monday, November 30, 2015
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Quinton Morris Project Seeks Donations As It Prepares for 270th Birthday of Afro-French Composer Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) on Christmas Day
Breakthrough Film Premiere:
A full house came out to celebrate the Breakthrough film premiere and lecture-recital at the Seattle Art Museum. Quinton wrote, produced, and made his acting debut in this short film honoring the life and music of the virtuoso violinist and composer Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a musician of African origin who against all odds rose to become one of the most prolific figures of the 18th century. Click here to watch the film trailer!
Chevalier de Saint-Georges was born on Christmas day 270 years ago—and in honor of this very special birthday, the Quinton Morris Project has a very special gift up its sleeve. We’ll be dropping clues on social media. Follow us!
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Sunday, November 29, 2015
John Malveaux: Liana Valente & Karen Walwyn interviewed on Howard U. PBS television program prior to performances for 150th Anniversary 13th Amendment
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Textura.com: On his debut album for Navona Records, pianist Clipper Erickson performs an invaluable service in presenting this encompassing portrait
Navona Records NV 6013 (2015)
On October 21, 2015 AfriClassical posted:
Pianist Clipper Erickson alerts us to this review of his recording published by a music blog in Ontario, where the composer was born:
Textura, an online music blog in Ontario, published this review last week:
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Richard C. Alston: On November 23rd, The Unity Missionary Investors & The Nubian Center presented me with The NubianUnion Legend Award
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Godwin Sadoh: University of Pittsburgh Graduate Dr. Oyebade Osunmu (Ph.D. 2010) Dies in Nigeria November 24, 2015
On April 10, 2012 AfriClassical posted:
Dr. Oyebade Dosunmu Leads Fela Sowande Singers in 'An Evening of Sacred Music by Nigerian Composers'
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Saturday, November 28, 2015
Moses Bernard Phillips: I had the honor of working with Maestro Freeman at the Sphinx Competition in 2005 as principal flute in the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra.
on November 28, 2015:
I had the honor of working with Maestro Freeman at the
Sphinx Competition in 2005 as principal flute in the
Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. I had previously heard of
his legendary reputation and came away from the
experience with a tremendous amount of respect. He
will be missed!
From: Medgar Evers College/CUNY
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Friday, November 27, 2015
Before "The Complete Piano Works of R. Nathaniel Dett," Clipper Erickson Recorded Works of John Work, R. Nathaniel Dett, Fats Waller and James P. Johnson
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Friday, November 27, 2015
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Up From The Roots, A Concert Commemorating 150th Anniversary of 13th Amendment, Randye Jones, Damani Phillips, YGB, Fri. Dec. 4, 7:30 PM Grinnell College
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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Brandon Keith Brown @MaestroBKB #thankful to join the Paris/London based firm @CLBManagement's roster. Here's to new beginnings!
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AND GOODWILL TO ALL!
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David France, Revolution of Hope: I was challenged today to say "THANK YOU" to someone I could never repay and immediately you came to mind.
David France of Boston's Revolution of Hope writes:
We are so incredibly thankful for being gifted the opportunity to have our FIRST office space in the new Workbar in Union Square.
In the next few weeks we have some excited events. On December 1st we will be the 1st charity featured in Boston's new "24 Days of Charity." People all over the country will bid on an exclusive trips and the proceeds benefit our program. Also, on December 9th we will host our 2nd annual Aspire: Young Professionals Holiday Party. This is a fun evening of food and drinks featuring the Roxbury Youth Orchestra with proceeds benefiting our program. Thanks for being a part of our family!
Here are a few highlights from this fall and a some memorable quotes from our students
- Performance at soft launch of Beta Burger
- Office space at Workbar Union Square
- Performance at City Year
- Fall Service Project feeding 120 homeless in Boston/Cambridge
- Hosted "Dare to Aspire String teacher workshop" with 90 teachers from the East Coast
- New faculty members:
- Kiyoshi (New England Conservatory of Music)
- Ashley (Boston Conservatory)
This orchestra brings so much joy to the kids. Together we are transforming lives and building brighter futures—but without you, it just wouldn't be possible. Thank you so much for your support!
For the JOY of our youth,
Comment by email:
Hey Bill, Wow! Thanks so much for the support! Happy Thanksgiving! [David France]
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
John Malveaux: Looking Back-June 2010 MusicUNTOLD presented the first African music concert in the history of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center-Salif Keita
Yambo, Yambo by Salif Keita
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John Malveaux: Washington Women's Chorale under Leona Lowery Fitzhugh opened the concert to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment Nov. 21
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