Black Composer Showcase: Chamber Music Highlights

August 20, 2021

The final video in the Bienen School's Black Composer Showcase series includes selections performed by Bienen instrumental students. Speakers include musicologist Amanda Stein ’21 PhD, master’s clarinet graduate Olivia Hamilton ’21 MMus, Bienen-Weinberg dual-degree violin student Nicholas Abrahams, and doctoral composition candidate Ben Zucker.

(06:17) Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - Clarinet Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 10
I. Allegro energico
Claire Cai, violin; Nicholas Abrahams, violin; Olivia Hamilton, clarinet; Chloe Thominet, viola; Haddon Kay, cello

(17:42) William Grant Still - Suite for Violin and Piano
I. African Dancer
II. Mother and Child
III. Gamin
Nicholas Abrahams, violin; Liang-yu Wang, piano

(35:04) Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson - Lamentations Black/Folk Song Suite for Solo Cello
III. Calvary Ostinato
IV. Perpetual Motion
Luiz Fernando Venturelli, cello

(46:12) Jonathan Bailey Holland - Mobius
Nicholas Abrahams, violin; Olivia Hamilton, clarinet; Haddon Kay, cello; Lam Wong, piano

About the Black Composer Showcase Series

The three-part Black Composer Showcase series features performances by Bienen School voice and instrumental students, as well as scholarly background information on the works and composers provided by faculty and student musicologists and guest presenters. The goals of this series are to broaden the repertoires performed and studied at the Bienen School, inspire collaboration among music studies and performance students, and educate the Bienen School and broader communities about composers of color and their important contributions to classical music.

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