Colour of Music Festival

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

7:00 pm

1201: Elebash Recital Hall

Open to the Public

Admission Price

Free; tickets required


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Join us on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM as we welcome, as part of its New York début the Colour of Music Festival (COMF) at Baisley Powell Elebash Recital Hall at the Graduate Center. The performance is free and open to the public and will feature quartet and octet chamber music works by Black classical composers Valerie Coleman, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and an octet by Felix Mendelssohn.  The performance will be celebrating the first anniversary of the historic Federal Juneteenth holiday.

The Colour of Music Festival Elebash Recital Hall performance will feature German-born violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport and French violinist Romuald Grimbert-Barré joined by colleagues Michael Jorgensen, James Keene, Alexandria D’Amico, Caleb Georges, Kenneth Law, and Ryan Murphy to form an octet showcasing Felix Mendelssohn’s String Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20 and quartets by two Black composers―Valerie Coleman’s Umoja for String Quartet and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson’s String Quartet No. I “Calvary.”

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