This groupmuse happened on Saturday, September 19, at 2:30 PM EDT.

This is a livestreaming Groupmuse Virtual Concert

A live virtual performance with community videochat and a Q&A with the artists.

A Celebration of Piano Music by Black Composers!
Virtual Livestream

A Celebration of Piano Music by Black Composers!

Sat, September 19, 2020 2:30 PM, EDT


Jana Trenk

Hi all,
I'm very excited to present a program this afternoon featuring solo piano works by Florence Price, Willie "The Lion" Smith, James P. Johnson, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. These unique pieces range in style from Romantic to Stride and Blues.

I've been thinking a lot about the recent police brutality incidents and share this program in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. I will donate 50% of the proceeds from this event to the Sphinx Organization:
The Sphinx Organization is a social justice organization that addresses the underrepresentation of people of color in classical music, and supports diversity and inclusion in the field.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!


Florence Price - Sonata in E Minor
Willie "The Lion" Smith - Tango A La Caprice
James P. Johnson - April in Harlem
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - Forest Scenes: The Lone Forest Maiden, Erstwhile They Ride, The Forest Maiden Acknowledges Her Love


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Moriah Trenk, almost 2 years ago

Thanks for coming, it was great to see all of you!

Howard Schranz, almost 2 years ago

Terrific recital! Moriah's introductions were invaluable to appreciate this music, which was new to many of us.

Carrie Feiner, almost 2 years ago

Concert was amazing. Excellent performance!!!!


Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim Emcee
Kristina Mayman
Arielle Trenk
Sam Freeman
Valentina Apresyan
Patricia Titley
Carrie Feiner
Christofer Rademacher
Charlene Trenk
Senya Shlosman
John Stulich
Stephanie Susberich
Diane Getz
Mark Eisenberg
Benita Trenk
Irina Shlosman
Howard Schranz
Trish Trish W Marx
Steven Novick
Margot Parsons
LucĂ­a Roibal
Aleksey Orekhov
Eli Mark