Celebrating African-American composers

Austin Chamber Music Center presents a free concert Jan. 11 celebrating the contributions of African-American composers and musicians to the chamber music repertoire.

Featured will be music by Florence B. Price;  HT Burleigh; Hal Johnson; Coleridge Taylor-Perkinson; David Wilborn; Tom Dossett, Marcus Wilcher and Margaret Bonds whose song cycle “Three Dream Portraits,” which is set to poems by Langston Hughes, will be performed.

See the complete program below.

Featured musicians include Austin Critics’ Table Award-winning vocalist Icy Simpson-Monroe, pianist Artina McCain and the Minor Fourth Trombone Quartet led by Martin McCain.

When: 4 p.m. Jan. 11

Free: Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St. www.austinchambermusic.org

Black History Concert

Night | Florence B. Price (1887-1953)

Three Dream Portraits | Margaret Bonds (1913-1972)

  1. Minstrel Man
  2. Dream Variations
  3. I, Too

Give me Jesus | arr. Boyd Bacon

Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child | HT Burleigh (1866-1949)

Ride on King Jesus | Hal Johnson (1888-1970)

Troubled Waters | Margaret Bonds (1913-1972)

Scherzo | Coleridge Taylor-Perkinson (1932-2004)

Tango Nuevo | David Wilborn (1961-)

Little Innocent Lamb | Arr. Marshall Bartholomew

Hey Reb, Pass the Biscuits! | David Wilborn (1961-)

My What a Wonderful Day

Yesterday | arr. Javier Stuppard

Road to Topaz | Tom Dossett (1961-)

Fighting Fate | Marcus Wilcher (1986-)

  • The Grind
  • Thursday at 4pm

Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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