Monday, November 26, 2018

African American Composer Initiative News

African American Composer Initiative
You may purchase tickets HERE for our January 26 and 27 concerts.
"Where Freedom Rings"-  A 10th Anniversary Celebration
January 26 & 27 3 pm
Eastside College Preparatory School
1041 Myrtle St, East Palo Alto

Celebrating ten years of music-making together at the annual Eastside College Preparatory School Benefit Concerts, the musicians of the African American Composer Initiative and guest artists, jazz greats Valerie Capers and John Robinson, and the Eastside Choir will present an exhilarating program of vocal and instrumental music by outstanding composers of yesterday and today. The program will include favorites from past concerts, premieres of several new works, and a wide range of music from this beautiful and powerful repertoire: spirituals, arias, chamber music, piano music, and jazz. Composers featured on the concert are William Grant Still, Betty Jackson King, Zenobia Perry, Margaret Bonds, Regina Baiocchi, Shawn Okpebholo, Joshua McGhee, Duke Ellington, George Walker, Valerie Capers, John Robinson, and others.

As always, all ticket proceeds are donated to the Eastside College Preparatory School that has graciously hosted all of our concerts in its stellar Performing Arts Center. The AACI conducts its own
fundraising campaigns to cover concert production costs and to commission new works from our composers. Our 2019 concert fundraising campaign is now under way with a dollar-for-dollar challenge grant of $3,000 from an anonymous AACI supporter. With your donations, we can match this generous grant that will fund our 10th anniversary concerts. Let's do this!

To donate online, please click here.
To donate by check - make check to InterMusic SF, with AACI at the bottom of the check and mail to:
c/o LaDoris Cordell
4124 Wilkie Way
Palo Alto, CA 94306

See you in January!

With best wishes,
LaDoris Cordell, Jodi Gandolfi, Deanne Tucker and all the musicians of AACI

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