Friday, April 27, 2018

Baritone Sidney Outlaw & Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra in "Hiawatha's Vision" (YouTube 7:08)

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor & Harry Burleigh

Baritone Sidney Outlaw and the Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra perform "Hiawatha's Vision," an aria that H.T. Burleigh sang from S. Coleridge Taylor's "Hiawatha Trilogy."

The Harry T. Burleigh Society writes:

Dear Subscribers to the Harry T. Burleigh Society,

It is our honor to share recordings from our March 2018 concert, "Lineage and Heritage: On the Souls of Black Folk," which was an extraordinary collaboration with the Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra.

Maestro Thomas Cunningham led a program featuring works by Burleigh and his friend S. Coleridge Taylor, foregrounding their generative friendship as black men producing art music at the turn of the twentieth century. 

Along with the orchestra, soprano Marti Newland, mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford, tenor Chauncey Packer, baritone Sidney Outlaw, baritone Eddie Pleasant, pianist Roy Jennings, and Burleigh scholars Dr. Horace Maxile and Lynne Foote all made for an unforgettable night. 

Please enjoy the performances and share widely. You can find the full recording of the concert on our website. We deeply appreciate your support. 

Ever in awe of Burleigh,

Marti and Lynne

Comments by email:

1) Thank you, Bill! We are proud of this concert, thrilled to have stunning recordings of the performances, and grateful to you and AfriClassical for unflagging support.  All good things, Marti [Marti Newland]

2) Thank you to all. I posted the video on my Facebook page and it sparked an amazing discussion at The Aaron Copland school of music with my students today and they wanted to learn more about Burleigh and other black composers!   #MISSIONACCOMPLISHED.  So grateful. Sidney Outlaw

3) Sidney!!!  That’s amazing and absolutely #missionaccomplished. Thanks for loving and supporting with such passion and talent the mission to hear, learn about, and appreciate all things Burleigh. Lynne [Lynne Foote]

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