Sunday, January 31, 2016

Los Alamos Daily Post: Noon Brown Bag Combines Music And Poetry Feb. 3 [Music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)]

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) is profiled at which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Dr. Dominique-Rene de Lerma,

Los Alamos Pianist Rheta Moazzami.
Photo by Sherry Hardage

Dr. Doris A. Fields
University of New Mexico

on January 31, 2016 


Los Alamos Daily Post

In celebration of Black History Month, the Los Alamos Arts Council’s upcoming Brown Bag show will feature a collaboration of music and poetry.
Los Alamos Pianist Rheta Moazzami along with Poet and University of New Mexico Professor Dr. Doris Fields are performing in the noontime concert Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.
The concert is free to the public.
The pieces Moazzami will perform include one of her own compositions, “Selma,” which she wrote in honor of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march that took place in Selma, Ala. Additionally, she will perform pieces by composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor.
Fields selected poems to read that would compliment the music, Moazzami said, adding, Fields is a wonderful poet with a beautiful speaking voice. “It’s going to be a treat,” she said.
Fields’ poetry brings awareness to the human condition, Moazzami said. Fields’ poetry not only celebrates African-American culture, but has also commemorated the Japanese kept in internment camps during World War II and urged peace between Israel and Jerusalem.
Likewise, Moazzami is eager to perform music by Coleridge-Taylor, an Anglo-African classical composer whose work was famous at the turn-of-the century.
Through the poetry readings and piano music, the hope is to raise the audience’s awareness to a history that sometimes receives little attention.

Comment by email:
Greetings: Here is the set of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor music Mrs. Moazzami will perform: “Three Fours”: Valse Suite, Opus 71  by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.  I hope this is helpful. Thank you. PEACE, Doris  [Dr. Doris A. Fields]

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