Category: Festival Blog

Why Is the Colour of Music Festival Needed?
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Why Is the Colour of Music Festival Needed?

Black classical musicians represent only about 2% of major orchestral membership in the United States. With African Americans making up the largest racial minority group in the nation, that statistic is staggering. “There are thousands of top-tier classical principals, composers, and performers of African descent around the world, yet their opportunities to grace concert stages...

Our Favorite Photos From Festivals Past
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Our Favorite Photos From Festivals Past

The countdown to Colour of Music 2015 is on, with less than a month until opening night. As we finalize details and make last-minute tweaks to the festival, we’re reminded of the best moments from the last two years.   The photo above is Dr. Alvoy Bryan, Violist performing at the City of Charleston’s City...

A New Home for Colour of Music
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A New Home for Colour of Music

It’s new stomping grounds for Colour of Music! We’ve officially opened offices at 49 Elizabeth Street, in the heart of the Mazyck-Wraggborough neighborhood in downtown Charleston. You can find us there ramping up ahead of the 2015 festival, which runs from October 21 – 25.   Book your tickets to this year’s festival here. —— Follow Colour...

2015 Colour of Music Festival Highlights
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2015 Colour of Music Festival Highlights

Opening day of the Festival, in a special evening performance Wednesday, October 21, virtuoso violinist Michael Jorgensen and the Colour of Music Virtuosi will perform Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ Violin Concerto’s No. 1 and No. 2 for the first time in the United States – the same program will also feature Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata for...

What Is the Colour of Music Festival?
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What Is the Colour of Music Festival?

Few classical music enthusiasts are aware of the tremendous contributions of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an African-French composer whose opera and classical masterpieces equaled or far exceeded those of his 18th century contemporaries. Although his compositions are highly recognized overseas, they have gathered little notice in the United States. Today there are thousands of celebrated...