Programme

David Baker (1931 - 2016)
Ethnic Variations on a Theme of Paganini (1976)
Edmond Agopian, violin,
Michael Coburn, piano

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004)
Blue/s Forms for Violin Solo (1979)
-Plain Blue/s
-Just Blue/s
-Jettin’ Blue/s
Edmond Agopian, violin

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745 –1799)
Sonata for Two Violins No. 3 in A major
Isaac Willocks, first violin
Edmond Agopian, second violin

Adolphus Hailstork (b. 1941)
Three Spirituals (2005)
- We Shall Overcome
- Kum Ba Yah
- Great Day
Edmond Agopian, violin
Isaac Willocks, viola
Jasmine Long, cello

William Grant Still (1895-1978)
Summerland (1935)
Edmond Agopian, violin
Michael Coburn, piano

Adolphus Hailstork
Variations on a Guyanese Folksong (1987)
Edmond Agopian, violin
Michael Coburn, piano

Florence B. Price (1887-1953)
The Deserted Garden (1933)
Edmond Agopian, violin
Michael Coburn, piano

William Grant Still
Suite for Violin and Piano (1943)
-Majestically (Suggested by Richmond Barthe’s “African Dancer”
-Slowly and expressive (Suggested by Sargent Johnson’s “Mother and Child”)
-Rhythmically and humorously ( Suggested by Augusta Savage’s ”Gamin”)
Edmond Agopian, violin
Michael Coburn, piano

Duke Ellington (1899-1974)
It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing ,1931
Arranged by Stéphane Grappelli and Edmond Agopian
Edmond Agopian, violin
Michael Coburn, piano

A Celebration of Music by Black Composers II is this season’s second livestreamed concert which features music by Black composers. The program was initiated in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Featured composers include one of the earliest documented Black composers of Classical music, Joseph Bologne (1745 –1799). The other composers on the programme are Florence Price, David Baker, Adolphus Hailstork, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, William Grant Still and Duke Ellington.

The featured musicians are Edmond Agopian, violin, Isaac Willocks, violin and viola, Jasmine Long, cello, and Michael Coburn, piano.

Live-stream production by Emil Agopian Film – Stagestream Live
Laurie Radford, audio engineer

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