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.
German-born, South American-based violinist Anyago Yarbo-Davenport will present a recital program featuring works by William Grant Still, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Rachmaninov, Johann Sebastian Bach, Astor Piazzolla, and Ralph Vaughan-Williams. Appearances by Spelman alumna and legendary organist Joyce Finch Johnson and Spelman soprano and senior voice professor Laura English Robinson will be joined by featured pianist Sakura Myers.
“Cultivating some of the brightest minds and educating women of African descent Spelman College has produced leaders around the globe; it is fitting the Colour of Music Festival would partner with a historic institution like Spelman College to honor women of color in classical music and showcase an extraordinary artist, Ms. Yarbo-Davenport,” says Lee Pringle, Founder and Artistic Director of the Colour of Music Festival.
The performance is free and open to the public, general admission, with seating on a first-come, first served basis. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of The Links, Inc., Buckhead/Cascade Georgia Chapter.
About the Colour of Music Festival
Based in Charleston, South Carolina and organized in 2013, the Colour of Music Festival, Inc. is the nation’s large black classical music organization presenting a diverse classical repertoire of baroque, classical and 20th century music at the highest of musical standards to diverse audiences throughout the Lowcountry, regionally, and nationally. The Festival has also presented performances in Washington, DC and Pittsburgh, PA. and will debut in Houston, TX and Richmond, VA Fall 2018. www.colourofmusic.org
About Spelman College
Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a highly selective, liberal arts college widely recognized as the global leader in the education of women of African descent. Located in Atlanta, Ga., the College’s picturesque campus is home to 2,100 students. Outstanding alumnae include Children’s Defense Fund Founder Marian Wright Edelman, Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer, Broadway Producer Alia Jones, Former Acting Surgeon General and Spelman’s first alumna President Audrey Forbes Manley, Harvard University Professor Evelynn Hammonds, Author Pearl Cleage and Actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson. www.spelman.edu