Monday, February 17, 2014

Ritz Chamber Players: 'Road To Freedom' 7:30 PM Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Free Admission With Reservation

Black History
As we celebrate the 50th Year of the Voting Rights act we look back through the generations people of diverse African diaspora backgrounds and traditions have found spiritual fulfillment through works of music, both in a religious context and through the transporting power of the communal concert experience. This concert Road to Freedom explores the African-American contributions to American music through Dvořák’s belief that “the future music of this country must be founded upon what are called the Negro melodies. This must be the real foundation of any serious and original school of composition to be developed in the United States.” Audiences will delight in this incredible program with the stunning Dvořák’s Piano Quintet and Black composer Samual Coleridge Taylor expressive Clarinet Quintet!

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Clarinet Quintet, Op.10
Antonín Dvořák Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81
Andre Previn Four Songs
Screams Echo Text by Bobbie O’Connor, Original Music by Tahirah Whittington

Terrence Wilson – Piano
Terrance L. Patterson – Clarinet
Kyle Lombard – Violin
Amyr Joyner – Violin
Richard Brice – Viola
Tahirah Whittington – Cello
Alison Buchanan – Soprano
Kenyada Williams – Actress
Bobbie O’Connor – Narrator 

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