Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Premiere Of Paraphrases On Operetta Themes of Olive Arnold Adams At Carnegie Hall April 13

[Olive Arnold Adams Celebrates 95th Birthday]

Olive Arnold Adams is a 95-year-old African American composer and author. Two paraphrases on themes from her operetta “Santa Claus and Unicorn” have been arranged by pianist Vladimir Shinov. He and his wife Marina Porchkhidze perform as a piano duo and will premiere the paraphrases at the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 5:30 pm.

Olive Arnold Adams may be better known as author of Time Bomb: Mississippi Exposed And The Full Story of Emmett Till; Mississippi Regional Council of Negro Leadership (1956). She is the mother of Carolyn Adams and Julie Adams Strandberg. The pianists tell AfriClassical that the composer will be introduced to the audience at the performance. The website of Vladimir Shinov and Marina Porchkhidze, duo pianists, is

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