Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pianist Richard C. Alston in 'Classically Black' Feb. 2, 2011 Rutgers University

Rutgers University

Camden College of Arts and Sciences

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 12:00pm

Richard Alston, pianist

"Classically Black”

Composers of African Descent


Troubled Water...Margaret Bonds


Adagio in F Minor...Le Chevalier De Saint Georges

Basso Tuba Waltz, op. 5...Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins

Maple Leaf Rag...Scott Joplin

Summerland...William Grant Still

The Bamboula...Samuel Coleridge-Taylor


In The Bottoms (Suite)...R. Nathaniel Dett

Prelude (Night)

His Song


Barcarolle (Morning)

Juba (Dance)


Sonata No. 1...George Walker

Theme and Variations


Fantasie Negre...Florence B. Price

[ features biographies of Margaret A. Bonds (1913-1972), Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912), R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943), Scott Joplin (1868-1917), Florence B. Price (1887-1953), Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799), William Grant Still (1895-1978), George Walker (b. 1922) and Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins (1849-1908)]

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