• Sat. Aug 8th, 2020

Hammonds House Museum presents Black Classical Muse virtual concert on June 28 at 4 pm

Black Classical Muse: A Concert of African American Composers – Sunday, June 28 at 4 pm

Be part of the virtual audience and delve into the compositions of African American composers through the incredible voices of singers Gene Clout, Kayla Harriott, Van-Arc Wright and Starla Lewis.

When we think about African American music, we often overlook Black classical music. 19th and 20th century Black composers like William Grant Still, Florence Price, Hall Johnson and William Dawson are names few of us know. The stories of these brilliant composers often begin with innate genius, varying degrees of success, then disregard from the larger white classical community in America and abroad. The American classical cannon is overwhelmingly white and Black composers largely absent and forgotten. Dr. Dwight Andrews, Associate Professor of Music Theory and African American Music at Emory University, will join us to provide historical context.

Enjoy an uplifting concert experience and explore the music of Black composers. Admission is free for museum members and $7.00 for non-members. To RSVP click HERE.

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