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Masterworks: Knoxille: Summer 1915, Ennanga, UUU: A Requiem for Rice
The Colour of Music Festival’s Masterworks features Texas-based Maestro Chelsea Tipton conducting Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer 1915.
The Colour of Music Festival’s Masterworks also features soloist Laquita Mitchell and William Grant Still’s Ennanga Harp Concerto for Harp and Strings performed by Jordan W. Thomas, harp.
The night’s performance includes a Tennessee premier of Requiem for Rice, a true marriage between West African and European classical traditions, CASOP: A Requiem for Rice is a modern and African-American inspired take on a classic requiem in the spirit of Verdi, Mozart, Faure, and Britten. It mourns the souls of the enslaved who died on Lowcountry rice plantations, their bodies unburied, their suffering unmourned, and their sacrifices unmarked for future generations.
With libretto which recovers the voices of the enslaved by acclaimed historian and executive producer, Dr. Edda L. Fields-Black, and original score by composer, three-time Emmy Award-winner John Wineglass. (b.1973)
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The public is welcome to meet artists after the performance. Remain in the Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University for photo opportunities.
Tickets are available at the door one hour before the event.
Latecomers will be admitted during breaks.
The Colour of Music Festival announces its debut in the international city of Nashville, Tennessee. One of America's best known global destinations, Nashville has cultivated the moniker of Music City and is the capital of the state of Tennessee. The Petit festival will present in many noted venues throughout the City of Nashville. For tickets and additional information visit colourofmusic.org.
230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203