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New Black Music Repertory Ensemble Performance History

New Black Music Repertory Ensemble Performance History

February 17, 2011
Black Prism: Concert Works by African-American Composers
New Black Music Repertory Ensemble, conducted by Kirk Edward Smith and Leslie Dunner, featuring Karen Walwyn, piano; Bonita Hyman, mezzo soprano; Thomas Young, tenor; Donnie Ray Albert, baritone
Harris Theater at Millennium Park

March 7, 2009
Genius without Borders: A Tribute to Ray Charles
New Black Music Repertory Ensemble, conducted by T. S. Galloway. Featuring Sean Harris, Bobbi Wilsyn, Sue Conway, and Maggie Brown, with special guest artists Marcus Belgrave and Dr. Mable John
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center

August 17 and 29, 2007
Songs of My Father: A Tribute to Oscar Brown Jr.
Members of the New Black Music Repertory Ensemble with Maggie Brown, Africa Brown, Calvin Brunson, Dayna Lynn, and Ramelle Walker
Harris Park, Gary Comer Youth Center

August 10 and 28, 2007; February 15, May 24, October 18, 2008
The Spoken Word in Black Music Cultures from Griots to MCs
New Black Music Repertory Ensemble with Stephanie Shonekan, Mr. Greenweedz, Foday Musa Suso, Spiritual, LaTonea Miller, De'Mar Singleton, My Boy Elroy, C. Sharp, and Assane Seck
Douglas Park, South Shore Cultural Center, Columbia College Chicago, Palmer House Hilton, and Dominican University

April 15, 2007
Music for Electronic Tape and Solo Instruments
Ray School

November 15, 2006
Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

June 29, 2006
Black Women Composers from Parlor to Podium:
Music from the Helen Walker-Hill Collection of the CBMR Library and Archives

Chicago Park District's South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago

June 10, 2006
25th Ward Children's Fair   
Duncan YMCA Chernin Center for the Arts, Chicago

May 26, 2006
Carpenter Fine Arts Magnet School, Chicago

May 24, 2006
Casmir Pulaski Fine Arts Academy, Chicago

May 24, 2006
South Loop Elementary School, Chicago

May 23, 2006
Harold Washington Elementary School, Chicago

May 23, 2006
Gompers Fine Arts Option Elementary School, Chicago

March 15, 2006
Black Music Performance Traditions from the African Ngoni to Chamber Orchestra
Harris Theater, Chicago

July 12, 2005
Dance, Pop, Parlor, and Classical: Afro-Caribbean Influences in the Americas
Chicago Park District Summer Camp and Hyde Park Suzuki Institute, Chicago

July 11, 2005
Dance, Pop, Parlor, and Classical: Afro-Caribbean Influences in the Americas
Classical Symphony Space, Chicago

June 7, 2005
String Quartet Music by Black Composers
and Maggie Brown, Jazz and Blues Vocalist
George F. Cassell School and South Loop School, Chicago

July 2, 2005
Black Banjo and Fiddle Traditions in the United States
Featuring Cecelia Conway, Joe Thompson, Clif Ervin, and James Leva
Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago

July 1, 2005
Black Banjo and Fiddle Traditions in the United States
Featuring Cecelia Conway, Joe Thompson, Clif Ervin, and James Leva
South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago

February 26, 2005
String Quartet Music by Black Composers
and Maggie Brown, Jazz and Blues Vocalist

Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago

October 2, 2004
Extraordinary New BMRE Performance
Harris Theater, Chicago

May 25, 2003
String Quartets Based on Negro Spirituals
Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer

May 18, 2003
A Duo Concert Recital
Concert Hall, Columbia College Chicago

May 11, 2003
The Music of John Lewis and the Modern Jazz Quartet
South Shore Cultural Center

May 4, 2002
The Black Composer and the Concerto Form
DuPage African Methodist Epsicopal Churc

May 3, 2002
The Black Composer and the Concerto Form
8441 S. St. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, Illinois

April 24, 2002
The Black Composer and the Concerto Form
South Shore Cultural Center

March 10, 2002
The Black Composer in the 16th-18th Centuries
Featuring Ars Musica Chicago
St. Vincent DePaul Church

February 27, 2002
The Black Composer in the 16th-18th Centuries
Featuring Ars Musica Chicago
St. Vincent DePaul Church

November 20, 2001
The Black Composer and the Solo Voice:
The Poetry of Langston Hughes

Featuring Andrew Schultze, baritone
Barrington Coleman, tenor
South Shore Cultural Center

October 10, 2001
The Black Composer and the String Quartet
South Shore Cultural Center

May 10, 2001
Featuring a Tribute to John Lewis and the Modern Jazz Quartet
Chicago Park District's South Shore Cultural Center

April 26, 2001
Children's Concert, featuring Nicole Mitchell, flute, and David Young, trumpet
Chicago Park District's South Shore Cultural Center

March 4, 2001
The Art of Columbia College Chicago
Music Center Concert Hall, Columbia College Chicago

February 16-18, 2001
Doxology Opera: The Doxy Canticles
Museum of Contemporary Art.
Paul Carter Harrison, libretto
Wendell Logan, composer
New Black Music Repertory Ensemble
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, conductor
Bonita Hyman, mezzo soprano
Elizabeth Norman, soprano
Keith Hampton, chorus master

February 15, 2001
Sherwood Music School

November 16, 2000
Concert of Music for Trumpet and String EnsembleChicago Park District's South Shore Cultural Center

October 12, 2000
The Spiritual Fantasies of Frederick Tillis
Chicago Park District's South Shore Cultural Center

September 28, 2000
The Black Composer, the Jazz Idiom, and the Blues
Chicago Park District's South Shore Cultural Center

May 5 and 6, 2000
New Black Music Repertory Ensemble and
Ensemble Stop-Time

Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center

April 13, 2000
The Black Composer and the Solo Instrument
Chicago Park District's South Shore Cultural Center

March 16, 2000
The Black Composer and the Spiritual
Chicago Park District's South Shore Cultural Center

March 2, 2000
The Black Composer and the Solo Voice
Chicago Park District's South Shore Cultural Center

February 24, 2000
The Black Composer and the String Quartet
Chicago Park District's South Shore Cultural Center

November 11, 1999
Chicago Park District's South Shore Cultural Center

October 14, 1999
Debut Performance
Chicago Park District's South Shore Cultural Center