The Harry T. Burleigh Society and Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra join to present works of Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949) and S. Coleridge Taylor (1875-1912). The friendship of these African American and Afro-British men provided mutual support that inspired them to create works that embraced underrepresented black musical and literary themes which shaped turn of the 20th century culture. With a transatlantic approach, they were active in the intellectual circles of their day, corresponding with Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. This concert invites listeners to consider their production of western music, not outside, but within the veil.
S. Coleridge Taylor: 4 Novelletten
S. Coleridge Taylor: Excerpts from the Hiawatha trilogy
Harry T. Burleigh: From the Southland
Harry T. Burleigh: Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray,
Were You There, Glory of the Day was in her face, and Your Eyes So Deep.
Please join us on March 9th 2018 at 8pm