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A Celebration of Piano Music by Black Composers!
Sat, September 19, 2020 2:30 PM, EDT
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: http://www.sphinxmusic.org/
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