In 2020, composer Shawn E. Okpebholo published a piece that reflects on two acts of racial violence, events separated by more than fifty years. The music serves as a tribute to the resilience and perseverance of the African American community in the face of adversity. On today's show, we'll hear "Two Black Churches" by Shawn E. Okpebholo.
Jean Francaix: Quintet No. 2 for flute, string trio, and harp: Movement 1 Allegrissimo
The Mobius Ensemble: Lorna McGhee, flute | Allison Nicholls, harp | Philippe Honore, violin | Ashan Pillai, viola | Martin Storey, cello
Album: Jean Francaix Three Quintets
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet in E-flat major, K. 428
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Bank of America Chamber Music Series Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC
Jean Francaix: String Trio
Trio Ad Libitum: Elizabeth Fayette, violin | Jordan Bak, viola | Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, cello
Guarneri Hall NFP, Guarneri Hall, Chicago, IL
Ricardo Herz: Mourinho
Sphinx Virtuosi: Tracing Visions, Ordway Concert Hall, St. Paul, MN
Ulysses Kay: Three Inventions
Monica Gaylord, piano
Album: Piano Music of Black Composers
Music & Arts 737
Robert Manno: Petite Voyage en Nostalgie for Flute, Harp, and String Orchestra
Eva Ding, flute | Jacqueline Kerrod, harp | Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra | Robert Manno, conductor
Catskill Mountain Foundation, Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter, NY
Michael Abels: Delights and Dances
Chicago Sinfonietta | Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Album: Delights and Dances
Cedille 90000 141
Shawn E. Okpebholo: Two Black Churches
Will Liverman, baritone | Paul Sanchez, piano
Album: Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers
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