Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pianist Robert Statham Plays R. Nathaniel Dett & Florence B. Price in Hagerstown, Feb. 28

[R. Nathaniel Dett; (Photo from Library of Congress)]
Concert: Pianist Robert Statham

Feb 28 2:30 pm
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
91 Key Street, Hagerstown, Maryland
Robert Statham, Piano - African-American Composers
In celebration of Black History Month, Robert Statham, a graduate of Hampton University, Peabody Conservatory and the Rome School at Catholic University, will perform the works of African American composers. Selections will include Sonata in E minor by Florence B. Price and Into the Bottom Suite by Robert Nathaniel Dett. [R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) was an African American composer, pianist and choral director; Florence B. Price (1887-1953) was an African American composer, arranger and teacher. Both are profiled at, which features complete Works Lists by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma of Lawrence University Conservatory]

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