GU Orchestra—The Star of Ethiopia: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor in DC

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 3:00pm

Gaston Hall 37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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
FREE

Subscribe
Event Type

Arts, Music, Community, Student Events, Cultural

Audience

Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public

Departments

Georgetown College, Performing Arts

Website

http://performingarts.georgetown.edu

Cost

FREE

Presenter

Georgetown University Music Program

Open to the public and the press?

yes

Event Contact Name

.

Recent Activity

People Interested

Getting Here