Category: Festival Blog

University of Houston CoMF Offerings
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University of Houston CoMF Offerings

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Something big is coming to the University of Houston for one week only. The “Colour of Music Festival” will feature a performance by celebrated violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport among other very gifted musicians. Anchor Melanie Lawson had a chance to sit down with the festival’s founder and artistic director, Dr. Lee Pringle,...

CASOP: A Requiem for Rice
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CASOP: A Requiem for Rice

West African rice production technology—developed by farmers in the Upper Guinea Coast more than five hundred years before the trans-Atlantic slave trade—laid the foundation for South Carolina and Georgia’s commercial rice industry.  The agricultural skill, ingenuity, and technology of enslaved Africans made coastal South Carolina rice planters the richest planters with the largest slave holdings...

CoMF in Houston – Hear for 30 seconds
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CoMF in Houston – Hear for 30 seconds

The Colour of Music Festival “petit” versions of the annual festival will tour to Pittsburgh, Richmond, and Houston. With support from the City of Houston and the University of Houston, COMF founder Lee Pringle chose to bring it to Houston for the first time, partly because of the city’s own diversity. “It gives the patron...

Houston…We Are Here!
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Houston…We Are Here!

The Colour of Music Festival Petit Houston features four spotlight performances as it opens with three special recitals—Russian Gerard Aimontche, piano, German violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport, honors the Links, Inc., women of greater Houston for championing the arts and a platform for young black women globally, then Aimontche and Yarbo-Davenport join forces to present Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata. ...

CoMF and Education News
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CoMF and Education News

The Colour of Music Festival participates in education and the community. At its Houston Petit Festival September 12-18, we have partnered with Metro Houston Middle and High Schools. Follow our journey here and on our social media pages. Research by YouGov, an international Internet-based market research and data analytics firm headquartered in the UK, has...

Mayor of Houston supports CoMF
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Mayor of Houston supports CoMF

Thank you Mayor Sylvester Turner, for your support and the Houston Arts Alliance, for campaigning for the arts through the diverse Houston area. We are excited to meet you again and look forward to seeing you in the audience.

Colour of Music Festival ‘Petit’ Masterworks Highlights
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Colour of Music Festival ‘Petit’ Masterworks Highlights

The Masterworks Opening Night features a performance of Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Opus 24 by Samuel O. Barber (1910-1981) by Soprano Lequita Mitchell. “…a lovely tonal sheen and soaring high notes…” Opera News. Colour of Music Festival ‘Petit’ September 12-16, 2018 at the University of Houston is a five-day festival featuring black classical artists and...

Colour of Music Festival: University of Houston
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Colour of Music Festival: University of Houston

The Colour of Music Festival ‘Petit” at the University of Houston is a five-day festival featuring black classical artists and scholars from France, Britain, Colombia, the Caribbean, and the United States performing organ, piano, vocal, chamber and orchestral works showcasing the impact and historical significance of black classical composers and performers on American and world...

‘Petit’ CoMF in Houston
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‘Petit’ CoMF in Houston

The Colour of Music Festival announces its début of Colour of Music Festival ‘Petit’ September 12-16, 2018 at the University of Houston, a five-day festival featuring black classical artists and scholars from France, Britain, Colombia, the Caribbean, and the United States performing organ, piano, vocal, chamber and orchestral works showcasing the impact and historical significance of...

COMF Congratulates the Kanneh-Mason Family
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COMF Congratulates the Kanneh-Mason Family

The Colour of Music Festival congratulates Stuart and Kadie Kanneh-Mason for creating an environment for their seven children to thrive and do the extraordinary. Following their son Sheku’s exceptional performance at Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s wedding at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, the world has been captivated. The Kanneh-Mason’s first came...

Press Release — Spelman College Chamber Orchestra Music Series
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Press Release — Spelman College Chamber Orchestra Music Series

Colour of Music, Inc., the country’s largest black classical music organization headquartered in Charleston SC showcasing gifted classical principals, composers, and performers of African descent, is proud to announce its début at the Spelman College Chamber Orchestra Music Series at Spelman’s Sisters Chapel, 350 Spelman Lane, SW, Atlanta GA, Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m....

Spelman College – The Epicenter of Black Female Intelligentsia 
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Spelman College – The Epicenter of Black Female Intelligentsia 

Colour of Music, Inc., is proud to announce its debut in the forward-thinking City of Atlanta at the historical Spelman College. Cultivating some of the brightness minds – the nucleus of its mission as a historically Black college is to be a global leader in the education of women of African descent. The College is dedicated to...

Why ‘Black?’
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Why ‘Black?’

The Germanic origins and subsequent old English use of the word ‘black’ has various meanings in many cultures and societies around the globe. The word ‘black’ can be an adjective, a noun or a verb depending on its usage and can conjure up unique and sometimes mystic interpretations.   Unfortunately, musicians of ‘colour’ or black...

2017 Charitable Tax-Deductible Gift – 2 More Days!
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2017 Charitable Tax-Deductible Gift – 2 More Days!

The Colour of Music Festival helps to spread awareness and appreciation of the contributions that black composers and black classical musicians have made to the Lowcountry and beyond. You only have two more days to make a tax-deductible gift in 2017. Please consider directing your year-end donation to the Colour of Music, Inc. Help us...