Thursday, June 10, 2010

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's 'Clarinet Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 10,' at Sunflower Music Festival June 12

[African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. 1; Danse Nègre From African Suite (6:14); Petite Suite de Concert (13:36); Chicago Sinfonietta; Paul Freeman, Conductor; Cedille 90000 055 (2000)]

The 24th Annual Sunflower Music Festival of Topeka, Kansas takes place from June 11-19, 2010. The Festival has announced that Darker America of William Grant Still (1895-1978) will be performed at 7 PM, Saturday, June 19, 2010. Music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) will be heard this week on Saturday, June 12, 2010:

The Topeka Capital-Journal
“Think of Carnegie Hall Midwest
By Bill Blankenship
June 9, 2010
Although White Concert Hall is more than 1,200 miles from Carnegie Hall, you might have to travel that far to hear a higher caliber of classical music than will be played Friday through June 19 at the 24th annual Sunflower Music Festival. This year, those attending the chamber music festival will see 42 professional musicians from 28 cities in 13 American states and one Canadian province perform at three concerts as a chamber orchestra under the direction of Alex Klein, a world-class oboist, educator and conductor.

“The musicians, who the rest of the year can be found in orchestras around the country or on stage as soloists or recitalists, also will perform in smaller ensembles at three evenings of chamber music. Here is the schedule for the 2010 Sunflower Music Festival, details of which can be found at

Saturday Chamber Ensembles
Clarinet Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 10, by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, played by Agnes Marchione, clarinet; Eric Tanner, violin; Hye-Jin Kim, violin; Gina Coletti, viola; and Jonathan Tortolano, cello. [Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912), William Grant Still (1895-1978) and Paul Freeman (b. 1936) are profiled at]

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