Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ritz Chamber Players: George Walker & Samuel Coleridge-Taylor April 3

Ritz Chamber Players Spring Concert: Thursday, April 3, 2008

Vigor and enthusiasm! These are the words that sum up a concert that includes the “folk- inflected” Clarinet Quintet of Afro-British Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) who was unquestionably a hero to American audiences. Coleridge-Taylor made three visits to America to encourage African-American musicians and was the invited guest of President Theodore Roosevelt at the White House after a performance in 1904. George Theophilus Walker (b. 1922) is a composer and pianist who received his Bachelor of Music degree at Oberlin College at the age of 18; he led the Conservatory class of 1941 in honors. George Walker was the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, in 1976.


George Theophilus Walker: Lyric for Strings
Coleridge-Taylor: Quintet for Clarinet
Anton Arensky: Quartet No. 2 for Violin, Viola and Two Cellos in A minor, Op. 35
Johannes Brahms: Sextet No. 1

Diane Monroe, Tai Murray – Violins
Amadi Hummings, Chancy Patterson – Violas
Kenneth Law, Troy Stuart – Cellos
Terrance Patterson – Clarinet

[Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and George Theophilus Walker are profiled at AfriClassical.com]

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