The Colour of Music Festival announces the sixth annual Colour of Music Festival October 24-27, 2018 at three historic locations in the heart of downtown Charleston showcasing leading black classical artists from France, Britain, Colombia, and the Caribbean and highlighting the Baroque period (1600s-1750s) and Early Classical period (1730-1809).
Since 2013 the Colour of Music Festival (COMF) has brought international, national, and regional classically trained black musicians of African descent to share their musical talents, knowledge, and inspiration to Charleston. Since March 2018 the Festival has also traveled across the U.S. to leading collegiate venues and performance halls in Atlanta, Houston, Pittsburgh, and Richmond.
2018 Colour of Music Festival Highlights:
The Baroque to Early Classical music theme is a perfect evolution for the Festival’s expanded Chamber Music Series presentations in Charleston at the Edmondston-Alston House Museum Salon, 21 East Bay Street, Murry Center Salon, 14 George Street, and Burk High Performance Arts Center, 244 President Street in historic downtown Charleston.
Chamber Series I – IV
An impressive display of Baroque gems will include Bach’s Suite for Cello solo featuring Wade Davis, and Telemann’s Viola Concerto for Stings G Major, featuring virtuoso violist, Ashleigh Gordon, and baroque horn player, Van Parker, in a special presentation of Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Horns.
In honor of the late George Walker’s epic legacy as the first black Pulitzer prize-winning black composers, virtuoso violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport will present a recital performance from Mozart to Porgy & Bess joined by pianist Kyle P. Walker in a performance of Mozart’s Sonata No. 32 in B Flat major, K.454 for violin and piano.
Visit SCHEDULE colourofmusic.org for a calendar of events.