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Voices of America: Celebrating African-American Composers

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Sunday, April 15, 2018, 3:00 PM EDT

Richardson Chamber Players

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The Richardson Chamber Players was formed in the 1994-1995 Centennial Season of Princeton University Concerts. The ensemble comprises musicians who teach instrumental music and voice at Princeton University, distinguished guest artists, and supremely talented Princeton students. Their repertoire largely consists of works for singular combinations of instruments and voices, which would otherwise remain unheard. The artistic direction of the group rotates. This season’s programs were conceived by a small committee consisting of pianist Geoffrey Burleson, trombonist Benjamin Herrington, and soprano Sarah Pelletier. Michael Pratt is a Founding Director and Advisor.

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Program

“Voices of America: Celebrating African-American Composers”

GEORGE WALKER Bleu for unaccompanied violin
ALVIN SINGLETON Sweet Chariot
DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN  Fast Black Dance Machine
BILLY STRAYHORN/DUKE ELLINGTON  “Take the 'A' Train”
DUKE ELLINGTON   “Come Sunday” from Black, Brown and Beige
DUKE ELLINGTON “It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing)”
KENDALL WILLIAMS  Taking a Chance (World Premiere)

PLAYERS:

Jayn Rosenfeld, Flute
Aawa White, Flute
Jo-Ann Sternberg, Clarinet
Robert Wagner, Bassoon
Oliver Santana-Rivera, Saxophone
Vincent Ector, Drums
Adda Kridler, Violin
Alberto Parrini, Cello
Brian Glassman, Bass
Peggy Kampmeier, piano
John Nydam '20, piano

 

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