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Columbia College Chicago
New BMRE: The Black Composer and the String Quartet

New BMRE: The Black Composer and the String Quartet

Center for Black Music Research
Columbia College Chicago

New Black Music Repertory Ensemble
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Principal Conductor and Artistic Director

Ashley Horne, violin
Rachel Handlin, violin
Reneé Baker, viola
Ed Moore, cello

Program

Blues March (1958)Benny Golson (b.1929)
Modes for String Quartet (1968)Dorothy Rudd Moore (b. 1940)
String Quartet no. 1 (1967)Alvin Singleton (b. 1940)

Intermission

Spiritual Fantasy no. 12 for String Quartet (1988)Frederick Tillis (b. 1930)
Melodic Strains (1991)Jimmy Heath (b. 1926)

The event was presented in collaboration with Chicago Park District's South Shore Cultural Center, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.