Release Date: February 20, 2008
Kennesaw State presents night of romantic Creole composers
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KENNESAW, Ga.—The Department of Music at Kennesaw State University will present a lecture recital entitled “Creole Romantic Composers of New Orleans” on Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.
“This event is unique in that it features musical compositions by 19th century Creoles of color,” said Assistant Professor of Music History and Violin Edward Eanes, who coordinated the lecture recital. Performance selections include several one-of-a-kind compositions. “We will be performing a piece by Basile Bares which was published while he was still a slave. A beautiful French song by Edmund Dede is also on the program, along with several famous pieces by Louis Gottschalk.”
Several KSU members will participate in the event, including Professor of Piano David Watkins. “Watkins will be playing piano on one of the Gottschalk pieces while Artist-in-Residence in Voice Eileen Moremen and a KSU student provide the vocals for the piece.” Additional members scheduled to be involved in the event are Associate Professor of Opera and Musical Theatre Russell Young and Instructor of Voice Jana Young.
This lecture recital is part of KSU’s celebration of “The Year of the Atlantic World.” “This event celebrates New Orleans as a microcosm of the Atlantic World,” said Eanes.
“Creole Romantic Composers of New Orleans” occurs on Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bailey Performance Center. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call the box office at 770-423-6650.
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