With the themes of Imani Perry's Breathe in mind, I have chosen solo piano works associated with the African Diaspora or with composers from colonialized nations. In a cameo appearance, young CUUC member Wesley Miller provides our Opening Music, and a stirring number from the Broadway production of Caroline, or Change serves as our Interlude. Read on for programming details and stay tuned for spoken introductions.
Gathering Music: Adam Kent, piano
From "Three-fours: Valse-Suite"
1. Allegro molto
Traditional Caribbean, arr. by Coleridge-Taylor
II. Adagio cantabile
R. Nathanial Dett
Opening Music: Wesley Miller, piano
"For Felicia Montealegre" from Four Anniversaries
"Danza de la moza donosa" from Danzas Argentinas
"Lot's Wife" from Caroline, or Change
Performance by Tonya Pinkins
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics by Tony Kushner
Parting Music: "Pommes Cannelle" from Sept Pièces Créoles
Alain Pierre Pradel