Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Fred Onovwerosuoke Wins American Music Center Award for 'Tributes to Great African Composers'

AfriClassical received great news today from Dr. Fred Onovwerosuoke: “It is with great humility that I share with you yesterday’s generous Award from the prestigious American Music Center. The Award is in recognition of the orchestral work, Tributes to Great African Composers for Orchestra and SATB Choir, which, as some of you well know, is the 5-movement work headlining our February 12-15, 2009 Festival of African & African-American Music (FESAAM 2009) in St. Louis. I must also mention in passing that the AMC’s citation reflects on the FESAAM series as perhaps the only performance-based music festival that draws a multicultural audience to celebrate a truly diverse African-descent orchestral repertoire.  Enough said on that ‘rung’…

But with the able musicians being assembled by Dr. Wendy Hymes and Dr. Leon Burke for the New Horizons Orchestra and the 200-voice FESAAM Mass Choir drawn from the St. Louis Children’s Choirs, Iowa’s Kirkwood Community College Concert Choir, the Winneba Youth Choir of Ghana and the University City High Concert Choir, under the masterful baton of Maestro Marlon Daniel,…..this baby sure is going to be powerful! Even if I had nothing to do with this festival, I still would like to be a witness – as I have to other events that celebrates a classical music world that is inclusive of other cultural contributions. Folks, see you in Louie! Fred Onovwerosuoke, Composer & Musicologist

Register today for the February 12-15, 2009 Festival of African & African-American Music in St. Louis, MO. Online at or call 314-289-4052 Just a quick confirmation that American Airlines indeed will offer 5% discount on flights originating within the United States and Canada only. Please see the Authorization Code below… The offer, however, DOES not apply to flights from overseas. Sorry… Call 314-289-4052 with other questions. Again, is your official source for updates.  American Airlines is official airline of the FESAAM 2009.  Quote Authorization number A8229AJ to get a 5% discount on your air ticket.

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