The musical tribute features Ensemble du Monde’s music director and conductor Maestro Marlon Daniel. Maestro Daniel performed an array of works by composers with African ancestry.
The program included Joseph Bologne, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges,(1745 -1799): Symphonies in G Major, Op.11, No. 1; William Grant Still (1895 -1978): Mother and Child; Weston (b. 1967): The People Could Fly; and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 -1912): Four Novellettes, Op. 52.
If you were not in attendance, you missed one of the major events of the season. The event was followed with a wonderful reception, where guests had an opportunity to meet and converse with Maestro Marlon Daniel, composer Trevor Weston and members of Ensemble du Monde. Currently Ensemble du Monde is Orchestra-in-Residence at the New York Society for Ethical Culture.
In attendance was filmmaker Katherine Cheairs, whose film Ending Silence, Shame & Stigma: HIV-AIDS in the African American Family premiered in New York City at the NYU Global Center for Academic Spiritual Life.
To learn more about Ensemble du Monde, http://www.ensembledumonde.org.
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