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.
Concert: Saturday, November 18 at 8:00pm Pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm Reception following the concert
Wednesday November 15th: 10AM–11:30AM Slosberg Recital Hall Performance for Waltham High School Honors Orchestra students
Thursday, November 16th: 4:00–6:00PM Slosberg, Classroom 234 Visiting artist Renee Baker leads a jazz/improv masterclass for Brandeis students 7:30–8:30PM 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: 2:30–4:00PM Slosberg Recital Hall Visiting artist Chi-chi Nwanoku leads a chamber music masterclass for Brandeis students 5:00–6:00PM 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 7:30–8:30PM Slosberg Recital Hall A panel discussion by visiting artists Julius P. Williams, 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: 7:00PM 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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-justice-through-art-a-discussion-with-anthony-r-green-tickets-39043919414