Intercultural Residency Series
Fall 2017

Pre-residency related event:

On Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 PM, the Brandeis University Chamber Singers will present a concert. Included in the concert is residency composer Anthony Green's piece: A Hymn to the Morning. The concert is in Slosberg Music Center, and is open to the public.

November 15–18

Saturday, November 18 at 8:00pm
Pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm
Reception following the concert

Brandeis Tickets
Tickets for the World Music Concert are $20 for the general public, $15 for the Brandeis community and $5 for students. For more ticket information and to purchase a ticket, call 781-736-3400 or go to
For more residency information, call 781-736-4867

Residency Schedule

Wednesday November 15th:
Slosberg Recital Hall
Performance for Waltham High School Honors Orchestra students

Thursday, November 16th:
Slosberg, Classroom 234
Visiting artist Renee Baker leads a jazz/improv masterclass for Brandeis students

Slosberg Recital Hall
Noted Fulbright scholar on German studies and the African Diaspora, Dr. Kira Thurman, will give a lecture drawn from her forthcoming book Singing Like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms

Friday November 17th:
Slosberg Recital Hall
Visiting artist Chi-chi Nwanoku leads a chamber music masterclass for Brandeis students

Slosberg Recital Hall
Renowned bass soloist and Royal Academy of Music professor Chi-chi Nwanoku gives a lecture on the Chineke! Foundation's forming of Europe's first professional majority Black/ethnic minority orchestra

Slosberg Recital Hall
A panel discussion by visiting artists Renee Baker, Anthony Green, Kira Thurman and Chi-chi Nwanoku, moderated by Ashleigh Gordon, centered around the following questions:

What have been and what are the main differences between the Black Classical musician experience in Europe and in the United States of America?

How have these differences shaped the world of Black Classical musicians?

Saturday November 18th:
Slosberg Recital Hall
Pre-concert talk. Speakers: Castle of our Skins Associate Artistic Director Anthony Green, Julius Williams and Renee Baker, moderated by Kira Thurman.

8:00 PM
Black in Europe and Beyond Concert
Please join us for a reception after the concert!

Post Residency Event: Social Justice through Art, a discussion with Anthony R. Green

November 20th, Monday, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Altman Ampitheatre at Heller, room G1.

Composer Anthony Green will share thoughts from the front lines of his social justice-minded artistic work, and on the role art can and should play in expressing the gravity, importance, complexity, or subtlety of oppressive situations - in ways that can communicate to people and inspire or effect change.

Green's most important work in social justice is with Castles of our Skins (COOS), where he is associate artistic director, composer-in-residence, and pianist. COOS is a concert and education organization dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music. Through COOS, Mr. Green has performed, composed, and lectured about the life and music of many Black composers, including Ed Bland, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Scott Joplin, and Florence Price.

Please register here if you think you'll be attending: