FESAAM 2001: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2001, SHELDON CONCERT HALL

TIME

EVENT

DESCRIPTION

PRESENTERS

8:30 AM

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION

8:45 AM

Welcome Address

Message from the City of St. Louis

St. Louis Ambassadors

8:50 PM

Demonstration

The Talking Drum Traditions of Africa: Part I

Kwasi Aduonum, composer

9:10 AM

Keynote Address

United We Stand

Akin Euba, composer

9:20 AM

Recital

Themes from Akin Euba's CHAKA

Darryl Hollister, piano

9:50 AM

Lecture/Recital

Songs of Harry T. Burleigh, Leslie Adams

Regina McConnell, soprano

10:20 AM

Panel Discussion

Dis/Uncovering Music by Black Composers: Lessons - Past, Present & Future

Dominique de Lerma, Mike Wright, Mosun Omibiyi-Obidike, L.Sarkisian, Samuel Floyd, Jr.(TBC), J.H. Kwabena Nketia (chair), Jean E. Saint-Eloi, Judith Anne Still

11:20 AM

Recital

Oh Freedom! A One-Woman Multimedia Musical (about civil rights pioneer Mary Ellen Pleasant)

Susheel Bibbs, soprano

12:05 PM

LUNCH BREAK

LUNCH BREAK

LUNCH BREAK

1:00 PM

Lecture/Paper

Black Gospel Piano Music: The Vernacular, The Unpredictable, and Art Music

Edward Bland, composer

1:30 PM

Lecture & Choral Demo

The Spiritual: Its Distinction From Gospel

S.Carver Davenport (choral director), with Dillard University Concert Choir

2:15 PM

Lecture/Paper

Biography of E. Azalia Smith Hackley (1867-1922): African-American Singer and Activist

Lisa Pertillar Brevard, musicologist

2:45 PM

Lecture/Recital

Music of The Haitian Masters: Part I series on Haitian Composers

Jean E. Saint-Eloi, composer

3:30 PM

Recital

African-American Women Composers

Sabronette Barnes, soprano

4:00 PM

Recital

Piano Works by Jamaican, Cuban, Dominican and Panamanian Composers

Maxine Franklin, piano

4:30 PM

Lecture/Recital

Negro Spirituals, Arr. by Boatner, Hairston, Hayes, Jackson King, Price, Grant Still.

JoAnne Stephenson, soprano

5:00 PM

DINNER BREAK

DINNER BREAK

DINNER BREAK

7:00 PM

Concert at Third Baptist Church

Music for Organ, Talking Drum, Percussion & Flutes; Works by Fela Sowande, William Grant Still, Noel DaCosta, Wallace McClain Cheatham, Ralph Simpson, Uzee Brown, and other African and African-American composers.

Lucius Weathersby (organ), John Powell Walsh (organ), Don Parker (percussion), Wendy Hymes (flutes)

8:00 PM

Composers Forum I Concert at Third Baptist Church

Kevin George's Dialogue for Organ & Orchestra; Paul Konye's Concertina Africana for Piano & Orchestra; Gyimah Labi's Symphony Concertante for 3 Pianos & Orchestra; Halim El-Dabh's Rituals for Ogun; Ashenafi Kebede's Koturasia

Dillard University Choir (S. Carver Davenport, director), Lucius Weathersby (organ), Mark Boozer (piano), Darryl Hollister (piano), Eric Moe (piano), Regina McConnell (soprano), The University City Symphony Orchestra & Friends, conducted by Leon Burke

9:30 PM

RETIRE TO HOTEL or EXPLORE ST. LOUIS' NIGHTLIFE

SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2001, STEINBERG GALLERY AUDITORIUM, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

TIME

EVENT

DESCRIPTION

PRESENTERS

8:30 AM

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION

8:50 AM

Demonstration

The Talking Drum Traditions of Africa: Part II

Kwasi Aduonum, composer

9:05 AM

Recital

Excerpts from Akin Euba's CHAKA, and Arts Songs by J.H.Kwabena Nketia, Joshua Uzoigwe, and Ayo Bankole

Joyce Adewumi, soprano

9:30 AM

Recital

Tribute to William Grant Still

Mark Boozer, piano

10:00 AM

Panel Discussion

Marketing & Self-Promotion in the 21st Century: The Challenges for Black Composers and Performers

Wallace Cheatham, Lucius Weathersby, Judith Anne Stll, Susheel Bibbs (TBC), Renee Johnson (Missouri Arts Council)-Chair

10:55 AM

Recital

The Music of Ed Bland for flute and percussion

Wendy Hymes, flute

11:20 AM

Lecture/Recital

The Keyboard Music of Lettie Beckon Alston

Lettie Alston, piano

12:00 PM

Lecture/Paper

Perspectives in East African Choral Music

Boniface Mganga, choral conductor

12:25 PM

Lecture/Recital

Organ Music of Florence B. Price

Anthony Williams, organ

1:00 PM

LUNCH BREAK

LUNCH BREAK

LUNCH BREAK

2:00 PM

Lecture/Recital

The Musical Aesthetic in the Art of Willie Hooker

Lucius Weathersby, with The Equinox Chamber Players

2:20 PM

Concert

Music by Tamuzusa, Weathersby, Grant-Still, and other African-descent composers

The Equinox Chamber Players

3:00 PM

Lecture/Paper

The Creative Process Exemplified in Koturasia by Ashenafi Kebede (1938-1997) and Ende Jerusalem by Asnakech Worku (1935- )

Cynthia Tse Kimberlin, musicologist

3:30 PM

Lecture/Recital

Syncopated Piano Music: The Classic Rag & its Influences

Jan Douglas, piano

4:10 PM

Lecture/Recital

The Arts Songs of Joshua Uzoigwe and Akin Euba

Dawn Padmore, soprano

4:40 PM

Lecture/Recital

Folk and Art Songs by Afro-Caribbean, African-American and African Composers

Nori Nke-Aka, bass

5:10 PM

DINNER BREAK

7:00 PM

Concert: ChoralFest

Music of Robert Ray, Moses Hogan, Roland M. Carter, Richard Smallwood, Undine Moore, G.S.M. Kumalo, A.A. Safo, K.S. Lattey, & Traditional African Folksongs

Dillard University Concert Choir, The Legend Singers, Webster University Choral Society, and the St. Louis African Chorus

9:30 PM

RETIRE TO HOTEL or EXPLORE ST. LOUIS' NIGHTLIFE

SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2001, CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL

TIME

EVENT

DESCRIPTION

PRESENTERS

9:00 AM

Explore St. Louis

Church visits, sightseeing, etc.

2:45 PM

Reconvene at CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION

3:00 PM

Composers Forum II

Composers discuss their works

Gyimah Labi, Nkeiru Okoye, Gary Powell Nash, Edward Bland, Judith Anne Still, Akin Euba (chair)

4:00 PM

Concert

William Grant Still's Fifth Symphony, Lettie Alston's Lord God Will Come, Gary Nash's In Memoriam:Sorjourner Truth, Ed Bland's Partita for Strings, Nkeiru Okoye's Genesis, Joshua Uzoigwe's Lustra Variations, and Gyimah Labi's Symphony Concertante

Members of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Julius Karr-Bertoli. Eric Moe, Darryl Hollister and Mark Boozer (pianos), Lucius Weathersby (organ), Mass choir from Dillard University, Webster University, The Legend Singers, etc.

7:00 PM

Banquet

BY INVITATION ONLY

  Funmi Adams, in concert

9:30 PM

RETIRE TO HOTEL or EXPLORE ST. LOUIS' NIGHTLIFE

KEYS:

TBC = To be confirmed

TBA = To be Announced

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