Cello and Piano Music by Black Composers

February 24, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing (Photo: Earl E. Gibson III) and pianist Joshua Mhoon

Join two prominent local young performers, cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing and pianist Joshua Mhoon, in a program of music by Black composers including Florence Price, Robert Nathaniel Dett, and Anthony R. Green. Both have been featured on WFMT’s Introductions in the past: Ifetayo now studies at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, and Joshua is a Lang Lang Foundation Young Scholar.

LaRob K. Rafael hosts this recital recorded earlier this month. Thank you to Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras for allowing WFMT to record in Curtiss Hall.

This will be broadcast both on the radio and as a video on WFMT's Facebook and YouTube channels.


Three Spirituals, by Florence Price

Lamentations Black/Folk Song Suite, by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
IV. Perpetual Motion

Cinnamon Grove, by Robert Nathaniel Dett
I. Moderato molto grazioso ma con moto

Lift Every Voice and Sing, by John Rosamond Johnson
Arranged by Robert Irving III in dedication to Joshua Mhoon

On Top of a Frosted Hill, by Anthony R Green