Composing While Black, Volume One: Two World Premieres by Courtney Bryan & Adegoke Steve Colson

Wednesday | November 1 2023 | 7:30 pm


BRITTANY J. GREEN  –  Thread and Pull (2022)
WENDELL LOGAN  –  Runagate, Runagate
COURTNEY BRYAN  –  Dreaming (Freedom Sounds) (2023)

Vimbayi Kaziboni, conductor
The acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble is thrilled to co-present a program of chamber music featuring world premieres by 2023 MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient and Rome Prize winner Courtney Bryan, commissioned by Arlene and Larry Dunn, and Grammy nominee and decorated longtime member of the famed Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians Adegoke Steve Colson, commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation. Conducted by Vimbayi Kaziboni, one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary classical music of his generation, this program reveals the new Afromodernism as an intercultural, multigenerational space of innovation.

Courtney Bryan's New Work is commissioned by Arlene and Larry Dunn in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.
Adegoke Steve Colson's MIRRORS is commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation.
This performance is is made possible, in part, due to support from the Fromm Music Foundation. 


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