Monday, January 26, 2009

At Juilliard, Ritz Chamber Players Play Alvin Singleton, Jonathan Bailey Holland & George Walker

[Top: George Walker: Orchestral Works; Cleveland Chamber Symphony; Edwin London, Conductor; Albany Records 270 (1998). Center: Jonathan Bailey Holland. Bottom: Alvin Singleton] 

February 13 at 6 p.m.
Formed in 2002 by artistic director and clarinetist Terrance Patterson, the Ritz Chamber Players are the first chamber music ensemble in the U.S. made up exclusively of musicians spanning the African diaspora. In addition to performing the classical repertoire, the group highlights works by contemporary African American composers. The Players have performed at prestigious music venues around the country; they made their international radio debut with the BBC in 2005 and appeared on national television as performers at the 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards in 2006. This concert includes works by African American composers Alvin Singleton, Jonathan Bailey Holland and George Walker.

The Juilliard School, Morse Hall, 165 West 65th Street. FREE ADMISSION; no tickets required. For more information: [George Walker (b. 1922) is profiled at, where one can find a Works List and Bibliography compiled by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, Professor of Music, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin.]

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