290 Years of Music by Composers of African Descent

  • ÆPEX’s 2019-20 Season will feature four performances with programs highlighting the music of black composers active from the 18th century to the 21st century

    • Friday, October 25 - an educational lecture-recital featuring 18th century and early 19th century music for the violin and harpsichord by Ignatius Sancho, Joseph Bologne Chevalier de St.-Georges, and Jany Mary Guest at the Ann Arbor District Library Main Branch

    • March 2020 - Pianist and composer Anthony R. Green will perform solo piano music by 19th century black American composers including Thomas Martin and Blind Tom Wiggins; the program will also include Julia Perry’s Stabat Mater (1951) and the world premiere of Green’s song cycle …all that is good…

    • April 2020 - Pianist Leah Claiborne will perform a program of 19th and 20th century solo piano music by black women composers, including Amanda Aldridge’s “Three African Dances”, a rare work accessed in the Detroit Public Library’s E. Azalia Hackley Collection for African-Americans in the Performing Arts