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Lineage & Heritage: On the Souls of Black Folk

The Harry T. Burleigh Society and the Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra joined 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 invited listeners to consider their production of western music, not outside, but within the veil.


Dr. Marti Newland, soprano

Lucia Bradford, mezzo-soprano

Chauncey Packer, tenor

Sidney Outlaw, baritone

Roy Jennings, piano

Liz Haerim Lee, violin

Works Included:

Harry T. Burleigh concert spirituals and art songs
Harry T. Burleigh: From the Southland

S. Coleridge Taylor: 4 Novelletten
S. Coleridge Taylor: Excerpts from the Hiawatha trilogy