Thursday, August 5, 2010

'Wine Hors d’Oeuvre & Great Music,' Aug. 15: Lettie Beckon Alston, J. H. Kwabena Nketia, Fred Onovwerosuoke & Rudy Jean Perrault

[Jean R. Perrault]

The website of African Musical Arts, Inc., announces the final event of the 17th Season, 2009/2010:

“August 15, 2010, 4:30 PM: Wine Hors d’Oeuvre & Great Music, introducing music by Lettie Beckon Alston, J. H. Kwabena Nketia, Fred Onovwerosuoke, and Rudy Jean Perrault. AMA-Inc Studio, Creve Coeur, MO”

Dr. Fred Onovwerosuoke tells us:

“The Wine Hors d’Oeuvre & Great Music reading sessions are held to familiarize chamber musicians with African-descent composers they’d otherwise not access. The repertoire for our August 15 reading session is:

i. Four Short Pieces for Soprano & Piano by Lettie Beckon Alston
ii. Three Dream Portraits for Voice & Piano by Margaret Bonds
iii. Four More Dances for Wind Quintet by Fred Onovwerosuoke
iv. Esato (from “12 African Songs for Voice & Piano) by Fred Onovwerosuoke
v. Canzona for Flute, Oboe, Piano and Percussion by J. H. Kwabena Nketia
vi. Brother Malcolm for Cello & Piano by Rudy Jean Perrault
[Margaret A. Bonds (1913-1972) is profiled at, which features a complete Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma of Lawrence University Conseervatory]

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