November 23, 2019
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From music by the mythic figure of Chevalier de St. Georges to the premiere of Derrick Spiva’s “As I Heard When I Was Young,” this concert tells the stories of just a few black composers’ and performers’ contributions to classical music. It shows how we — and even Beethoven — have erased them from history.
Chevalier de Saint-Georges String Quartet in G minor, Op. 1 No. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in a minor, Op. 47 (“Kreutzer”)
George Bridgetower Henry, a Ballad
Wynton Marsalis String Quartet No. 1, “At the Octoroon Balls”
Florence Price String Quartet in A minor
Derrick Spiva, Jr. “As I Heard When I Was Young”
Maia Jasper White and Kevin Kumar co-directors/violins
Meredith Crawford resident viola
Yoshika Masuda resident cello
HyeJin Kim resident piano
Geoff Osika bass
Brian Lauritzen resident host/artistic partner