Black History Month, Part 2: Price, Still, Owens, and Adams

Commentary – Introduction to Florence Price

Feet O’ Jesus by Florence Price (1887-1953)
Resignation by Florence Price
Night by Florence Price

Ibidunni Ojikutu (guest), soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Adoration by Florence Price (1887-1953)
The Deserted Garden by Florence Price

Adrianna Hulscher, violin and Karin McCullough, piano

Commentary – Introduction to William Grant Still

“A Black Pierrot” from Songs of Separation by William Grant Still (1895-1978)

Korland Simmons, tenor and Minju Kim, piano

Carmela by William Grant Still (1895-1978)
“Mother and Child,” No. 2 from Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still

Korland Simmons, tenor and Minju Kim, piano

Commentary – Introduction to Robert Owens and Leslie Adams

Sleep from Silver Rain by Robert Owens (1925-2017)

Korland Simmons, tenor and Minju Kim, piano

“Branch by Branch” from Five Millay Songs by H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932)
“Song of the Innkeeper’s Children” from Daybirth by H. Leslie Adams
“The Return from Town” from Five Millay Songs by H. Leslie Adams

Brandi Birdsong, soprano and Karin McCullough, piano

“Prayer” from Nightsongs by H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932)
“Sence you went away” from Nightsongs by H. Leslie Adams
“Creole Girl” from Nightsongs by H. Leslie Adams

Korland Simmons, tenor and Minju Kim, piano