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Piano Concert: Women of The Black Chicago Renaissance

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4.8 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022
  • DURATION 60 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.8 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Event Description

Concert pianist Beatrice Nicholas talks on and performs works by Black Chicago Renaissance female composers, Florence Price, Margaret Bonds and Betty Jackson King.  

The Black Chicago Renaissance was a creative movement that blossomed out of the Chicago's African American community during the 1930s and 1940s.

Programme

1. Clouds, Florence Price. 

2. Fantasie Negre No.2, Florence Price

3. Four Seasonal Sketches, Betty Jackson King. 

-Spring Intermezzo

-Summer Interlude

-Autumn Dance

-Winter Holiday. 

4. From the Spiritual Suite, Margaret Bonds

-The Valley of the Bones

-Troubled Water

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Beatrice Nicholas

Meet the Host, Beatrice

Beatrice Nicholas is a captivating Pianist whose performances are full of imagination, freedom and beauty. Aged fourteen, she was admitted to the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music and during her time at the Junior Department, Beatrice won the institution’s major prizes for piano and represented the Department as a composer. At eighteen years, Beatrice went to the Royal Academy of Music, studying piano with Patsy Toh, composition with Elena Langer, and won the Royal Academy of Music’s Eric Brough Memorial Prize for Piano. She plays repertoire ranging from Bach to the present day and has performed in the UK's leading venues. Her music engagements take her around the UK, Germany, Poland, Thailand and the Czech Republic. Notable venues have included the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Opera House, London Coliseum, Berlin Konzerthaus, Saddlers Wells Theater, Leeds Town Hall and Snape Maltings. Beatrice believes that music is a powerful tool of communication and enjoys using it to lift and engage the human heart.

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