GU Orchestra—The Star of Ethiopia: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor in DC
Pre-concert talk at 2:15 p.m.
Professor Angel Gil-Ordóñez, music director
with the participation of the Metropolitan AME Church Chorus
Marty Lamar, music director
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) was a black British composer whose sudden fame was as suddenly extinguished after his death. His historic visits to Washington, D.C. — where he explored his African roots and was the toast of the African-American community — were once legendary. GU exhumes this forgotten story of African-American culture, which connects to W. E. B. DuBois, Harry Burleigh, James Rosamond Johnnson, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, and others in the Coleridge-Taylor orbit. A collaboration with Dumbarton Concerts in its celebration “The Music of Dumbarton” as part of GU/PostClassical Ensemble educational partnership. Post-concert discussion with the artists joined by Prof. Anna Celenza (Music Program), Prof. Anthony Cook (Law School), Prof. Maurice Jackson (Dept. of History), and music historian Joseph Horowitz.
GASTON HALL, HEALY BUILDING
Saturday, April 21 at 3:00pm
37th and O St., N.W., Washington