Wednesday, March 15, 2017

NewsLeader: Pianist Lise Keiter Performs works of William Grant Still, Florence B. Price & Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Sunday, March 19, Mary Baldwin University, 3 PM

Lise Keiter
(Chris Moscatello)

Staunton, Virginia

Monique Calello

March 14, 2017

STAUNTON - The Sunday Recital Series at Mary Baldwin University continues on March 19 with pianist Lise Keiter. Her varied program features works of Marianne Martinez, William Grant Still, Florence B. Price, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Sergei Prokofiev. The concert is at 3 p.m. in Francis Auditorium.
Keiter enjoys featuring works of women composers and will open with a sonata of Austrian composer Marianne Martinez.


Keiter will also highlight works of William Grant Still and Florence B. Price, two important African-American composers.
“I am a big fan of William Grant Still’s music,” says Keiter. “His work, 'Summerland'is a beautiful and reflective piece that I think people will enjoy. And Florence B. Price is someone else I really admire — she was important both as a pianist and as a composer. Price’s 'Silk Hat and Walking Cane' is a fun piece that may remind listeners of Scott Joplin.”
Also on the program are two appealing selections by the African-English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
“These two pieces by Coleridge-Taylor definitely have the lush sounds and harmonies of the late Romantic Era,” says Keiter.


More info or (540) 887-7294

Comments by email:

1) I wish these sorts of concerts were done all year.  Thanks for sending this.  As Herbert Woodward Martin puts it, "But, dear, I'll be Black all year!" [Judith Anne Still]

2) Thanks, Bill! JMW [John McLaughlin Williams]

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