Friday, August 4, 2017

John Malveaux: Part 18, LBCAA 30 year history

Symphony of Brotherhood Certificates

MLK Jr. 50th Anniversary ‘SYMPHONY of BROTHERHOOD’ Concert

MusicUNTOLD String Quartet perform THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER harmonized and arranged for String Quartet by Roy Harris

violinist  Annelle Gregory and pianist Phoenix Park-Kim perform instrumental versions of William Grant Still’s ‘HERE IS ONE’ (Talk about a child that do love Jesus.”) and Deep River op. 59 no. 10 by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

pianist Phoenix Park-Kim and soprano Jumi Kim perform aria ‘O Del Mia Dolce Ardor’ (O My Sweet Ardor) from the opera Paride ed Elena (Paris and Helen) music by Christoph Willibald Gluck. The librettist was Ranieri de' Calzabigi.

pianist David Rubinstein and flutist Laurel Zucker perform Adolphus Hailstork - Sonatina for flute and piano (Allegro non troppo, Siciliano, Vivace) followed by Coleridge -Taylor Perkinson - Lil' Lite O' Mine/Sparklin for flute and piano.

pianist Richard Thompson and baritone Mark Steven Doss perform Cruda, Funesta Smania an aria from Act 1 of the Italian opera Lucia di Lammermoor. Librettist was Salvadore Cammarano

pianist Phoenix Park-Kim and soprano Jumi Kim perform Regnava Nel Silenzio a second aria from Act 1 of Lucia di Lammermoor

pianist Polli Chambers-Salazar and Bass/Baritone Cedric Berry perform Spiritual arrangement by Hall Johnson of Ride on King Jesus, I DREAM A WORLD from TROUBLED ISLAND Opera with music by William Grant Still. The librettist was Langston Hughes and the Spiritual HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD arrangement by Margaret Bond
SECOND HALF tentative performance order and song selections

pianist Richard Thompson and soprano Anita Johnson perform I, Too, Sing American. Music by Richard Thompson set to poem of Langston Hughes;
Three songs from Duke Ellington’s Second Sacred Concert to include Heaven, T.G.T.T (Too Good To Title), and Almighty God

pianist Phoenix Park-Kim and cellist Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun perform Sonata for Cello and Piano, movement #2 Blues (slow) by David Baker

cellist Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun perform Lamentations: Black Folk Song Suite for cello solo, movement #4 Perpetual Motion, Coleridge Taylor-Perkinson composer

pianist James Lent and soprano Juliana Gondek  perform Charles Osborne arrangement of Ki Eleicha (Hebrew) and John Carter arrangement of Let Us Break Bread Together On Our Knees (spiritual),

pianist Phoenix Park-Kim and soprano Jumi Kim perform Cho-Hon (Invocation),  Korean poem by Kim So Wol set to music by Dong-Jin Kim

pianist Polli Chambers-Salazar perform movements #2(Andante), #4(Vivace) and #6 (Allegro assai) from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Valse Suite: Three-Fours, Op 71

pianist Richard Thompson and Bass/Baritone Mark S. Doss perform Standin’  in the Need of Prayer from Louis Gruenberg's opera The Emperor Jones;
Spiritual Go Down, Moses arranged by J. Rosamond Johnson;
If We Only Have Love (Quand on n'a que l'amour) from Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris music by Jacques Brel, english lyrics translation provided by Jacques Brel, Mort Shuman & Eric Blau

pianist Phoenix Park-Kim and soprano Jumi Kim perform world premiere of “Candlelight” for soprano in Korean language. Words and music by South Korean educator/composer Dr. Joopoong Kim

COLLECTIVE BOW (all artist)
Closing Credit

Los Angeles Times

'I Have a Dream' : They're moved to music by Martin Luther King Jr.
The 'Symphony of Brotherhood' concert at Zipper Concert Hall calls attention to the civil rights leader, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the 'I Have a Dream' speech.

By Celine Wright
August 13, 2013, 4:45 p.m.
It's likely few people are familiar with one aspect of the Rev. Martin Luther King's life — his appreciation of and background in classical music. The "Symphony of Brotherhood" concert Sunday at downtown's Zipper Concert Hall aims to highlight this and also celebrate a landmark of the civil rights leader's lifetime.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of King's timeless and powerful "I Have a Dream" speech, which took place Aug. 28, 1963, during the March on Washington. During the speech, King said, "With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood." A base interpretation would see the word "symphony" meaning what's on the page, the melodic culmination of people working together in harmony, not as a reference to his musical background — though the concert title plays off that.
As a child, King took piano lessons from his mother, Alberta, a trained pianist, and later went on to sing in the choir at the church where his father, Martin Luther King Sr., was the pastor. (The choir sang at the Atlanta premiere of the 1939 classic film "Gone With the Wind.") King's future wife, Coretta Scott, was studying music at the New England Conservatory in Boston when they met
The concert is a musical tribute to this little-known background.
"We began to research what pieces specifically would relate to the concept and the program," says John Malveaux one of the concert's organizers. "In addition we thought about how we could make it most attractive to a Los Angeles audience." The conclusion, organizers decided, was to pair out-of-state artists with local talent.
The concert is put on by the local nonprofit group MusicUntold. Last year the organization put on a concert with a similar format at L.A.'s AT&T Center Theatre in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation — President Lincoln's 1863 executive order freeing all slaves.
Sunday's concert will include Mark S. Doss, a Grammy-winning bass-baritone from Toronto, and mezzo-soprano Juliana Gondek, a graduate of USC's Thornton School of Music and voice professor at UCLA. The concert will feature a mix of excerpts from operas, including one once sung by Coretta Scott King, and poems set to music, all used to highlight aspects of King's life.
"The hope is that that we will present something different and attractive to the local audience that will only be enhanced with text and information that is not generally known," says Malveaux.
To help with this melding of information and performance, hosts Dennis Bartel, KUSC's morning announcer, and Zanaida Robles, a doctoral student as Thornton, will introduce the pieces.
"Before each performance piece there will be information presented that will relate the music to the concept of the program," says Malveaux.
The concert will include the world premiere of a poem by South Korean composer Joo Poong Kim. Initially organizers wanted Kim to find a poem and then compose music for it. He couldn't find one that was the perfect fit, so he wrote his own, calling it "Candlelight."
"Dr. Kim equates the message of Dr. King to a candlelight that flickers, and may go out unless we are able to place our hands around it to continue the flame," says Malveaux. The messages of King being equality, equal rights and peaceful protest.
"King's message is for a lifetime," says Malveaux.
'The Symphony of Brotherhood Concert'
Where: Zipper Hall at the Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
When: 3 p.m. Sunday
Cost: $60
Info: (562) 436-4352;

Top row, left to right: Bass-baritone Mark S. Doss and pianist Phoenix Park-Kim. Second row: Composer Joo Poong Kim and soprano Anita Johnson.
Pianist Polli Chambers-Salazar received a doctorate in piano performance from USC Thornton, and has taught at USC Thornton, Pasadena City College, the College of the Canyons and El Camino College. She has performed across the United States and Canada, and received awards in many competitions, including the Simon-Fiset Competition, the New Orleans International Piano Competition and the Seattle Young Artists Festival.
Annelle Gregory, who won the gold medal at the 2012 NAACP ACT-SO competition and was a laureate of the 2013 national Sphinx Competition, will be attending USC Thornton in the fall to study violin with Glenn Dicterow, former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic.
Concert co-host Dennis Bartel is Classical KUSC’s morning announcer who can be heard from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays, and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. A broadcaster with 30 years of experience, he served as an opera host earlier in his career in Washington, D.C. Co-host Zanaida Robles is pursuing a doctorate of musical arts degree in choral music at USC Thornton. She also is the artistic director of the San Gabriel Valley Choral Company and director of Discovery Camerata, an organization for emerging vocalists and composers.
The concert is being produced by MusicUNTOLD, which presents arts and education programs and is affiliated with the Long Beach Central Arts Association. Sponsors of the concert include The Colburn Foundation, Classical KUSC, Employee Community Fund of Boeing California, the Los Angeles Athletic Club and Long Beach Mercedes-Benz.
Tickets can be purchased at the Brown Paper Tickets website or by calling (562)436-4352.
Allison Engel | OW Contributor

John Malveaux of 

Part 18, LBCAA 30 year history

On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans gathered in Washington, D.C., for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech which included “With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.”
On August 18, 2013, MusicUNTOLD presented the “SYMPHONY of BROTHERHOOD” Concert to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech featuring international, national, and local classical and opera performing artists. The concert was co-hosted by Dennis Bartel, KUSC Classical Radio, and USC Thornton School of Music DMA candidate Zanaida Robles. To honor the legacy of Dr. King, composer/educator Joopoong Kim of South Korea wrote an original poem and set the poem to music. The premiere performance of “Candle Light” by composer Joopoong Kim closed the August 18, 2013 SYMPHONY of BROTHERHOOD Concert. Soprano Jumi Kim, with pianist Phoenix Park-Kim, sang “Candle Light” for Soprano in the Korean Language.
Please see pic 1-participants displaying Certificates from Congress member Karen Bass at pre-concert dinner. The concert was placed in the Congressional Record by Long Beach Congress member Alan Lowenthal

See pic 2-program line-up; pic 3-LA Times article; pic 4-Our Weekly article

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