Friday, February 26, 2010

Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra Performs Black Composers on WRTI 90.1 FM, Feb. 28, 5-6 PM ET

[Jeri Lynne Johnson]

AfriClassical has been following Jeri Lynne Johnson and The Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in its first public season. We are pleased to announce the orchestra's Public Radio debut on Sunday, Feb. 28:
The BLACK PEARL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA debuts on public radio on WRTI FM 90.1
Sunday, February 28th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM
WRTI Temple Public Radio, 90.1 FM
This broadcast is part of WRTI's celebration of Black History Month and features works by
African-American composers
We invite you to listen to one full hour of amazing masterworks by some of the most prominent African-American composers in recordings and performances by the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra. Jeremy Kesselman, oboist and the BPCO's own Principal Trumpet, Rodney Mack join Maestra Johnson and the BPCO in a wide variety of works that showcase the diverse styles and influences that have inspired these amazing composers, performers and teachers. As a special feature, Rodney Mack will also be heard in performance with his own group, the Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass.
For people outside the broadcast area of WRTI FM 90.1, Jeri Lynne Johnson tells us, “WRTI is listed as a radio station on iTunes just like any other radio station and you can listen live that way...” She also notes that other online music players may be used.

William Grant Still - Danzas de Panama

George Walker - Lyric for Strings

Francis Johnson, arr. Matthew Brown - Victoria Galop and Dirge
as performed by the Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass

Ellis Marsalis - Fourth Autumn
Featuring Rodney Mack, trumpet

Adolphus Hailstork - Songs of the Magi
Featuring Jeremy Kesselman, oboe
[Adolphus Hailstork, Francis Johnson, William Grant Still and George Walker are profiled at]

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