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Columbia College Chicago
New BMRE: Three Sunday Afternoons in May
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New BMRE: Three Sunday Afternoons in May

Center for Black Music Research
Columbia College Chicago

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

Program I: The Music of John Lewis and the Modern Jazz Quartet

Warren Smith, vibraharp
Roger Harris, keyboards
Richard Armandi, bass
Frank Parker Jr., drums

Program

Bag's Groove
Bluesology
D & E
Django
England's Carol
Fontessa
The Golden Striker
Kansas City Breaks
The Queen's Fancy
Spanish Steps
Three Windows
Vendome
Versailles
Woodyn You

Supported in part with funding from the Illinois Arts Council, an agency of the state of Illinois, and the Links, Inc., Chicago Illinois Chapter. Additional operating funds were provided in part by the Sara Lee Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The Steinway Concert Grand Piano for this performance was provided by The Beautiful Sound, Inc. Presented in collaboration with Chicago Park District’s South Shore Cultural Center.

Program II: A Duo Concert Recital

Ashley Horne, violin
Eric Malson, piano

Program

Blue/s Forms (1972)Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932–2004)
Plain Blue/s
Just Blue/s
Jettin/ Blue/s
Magnolia Blue (1975)Noel G. DaCosta (1929–2002)
Ethnic Variations on a Theme of Paganini: Based on the 24th Caprice (1976)David N. Baker (b. 1931)

Intermission

'Jes Grew (1973)Noel G. DaCosta
Sonata no. 1 for Violin and Piano (1958)George Theophilus Walker Jr. (b. 1922)
Pastorela (1946)William Grant Still (1895–1978)

Supported in part with funding from the Illinois Arts Council, an agency of the state of Illinois, and the Links, Inc., Chicago Illinois Chapter. Additional operating funds were provided in part by the Sara Lee Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Program III: String Quartets Based on Negro Spirituals

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

Program

Quartette in F Major (ca. 1920s)Frederick J. Work (1880–1942)
String Quartet no. 1: Based on "Calvary" Negro Spiritual (1951)Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932–2004)
Spiritual Fantasy no. 12: Suite for String Quartet (1988)Frederick Tillis (b. 1930)
Nobody Knows the Trouble I See
Wade in the Water
Crucifixion (He Never Said a Mumbelin' Word)
I'm a-Rollin'

Supported in part with funding from the Illinois Arts Council, an agency of the state of Illinois, and the Links, Inc., Chicago Illinois Chapter. Additional operating funds were provided in part by the Sara Lee Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.