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McKnight Visiting Composer Performances

November 7 @ 7:00 pm

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One event on November 7, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on November 8, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on November 9, 2018 at 7:00pm

Join composer Anthony R. Green for the culminating events of his month-long residency with Minneapolis Public Schools, designed to introduce the lives and music of Black composers to students, and to collaboratively create new music that can be performed by the student ensembles. Green is associate artistic director of Castle of Our Skins, a Boston concert and education series organization dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music. Behind all of his artistic endeavors are the ideals of equality and freedom, which manifest themselves in diverse ways in a composition, a performance, a collaboration, or social justice work.

Read Anthony’s blog post about this project


Saturday, 11/3: Piano Recital & Conversation
Including works by Bach, Joplin, Robert Nathaniel Dett, Florence Price, and Margaret Bonds
Location: St. Peters AME Church, 401 41st Street (on 41st and 4th Ave South), Minneapolis
Time: 4PM – 5PM
Anthony notes: I’ll also introduce each piece with some tidbits about the composers’ lives and music. It will be educational and entertaining!

 

Wednesday, 11/7: South High School Choirs
Location: South High School Auditorium, 3131 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis
Time: 7PM – 9PM
5 South High School Choirs and 1 Sanford Middle School Choir will perform choral works, including 4 world premieres by Anthony, composed during his McKnight Visiting Composer Project. The evening will end with a community sing.

 

Thursday, 11/8: South High School Bands
Location: South High School Auditorium, 3131 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis
Time: 7PM – 9PM
3 South High School Bands and 1 Sanford Middle School Band in concert, including 3 world premieres by Anthony, composed during his McKnight Visiting Composer Residency. Anthony shares, “These pieces are quite experimental, and the students are rocking out!”

 

Friday, 11/9: South High School Orchestras
Location: South High School Auditorium, 3131 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis
Time: 7PM – 8:30PM
The South High School String Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra will perform works from the repertoire. Anthony shares, “The String Orchestra will give the world premiere of String Meditation, composed during my McKnight Visiting Composer Residency. This new piece is calm and experimental.”

Learn more about the McKnight Visiting Composer program.

 

Details

Date:
November 7
Time:
7:00 pm
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