Program

George Walker

Bleu for Unaccompanied Violin

Alvin Singleton

Sweet Chariot

Daniel Bernard Roumain

Fast Black Dance Machine

Duke Ellington

Take the 'A' Train (arr. Billy Strayhorn)
"Come Sunday" from Black, Brown, and Beige
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)

Kendall Williams

Taking a Chance (World Premiere)

Event Info

"Voices of America: Celebrating African-American Composers"

A showcase of masterpieces by Daniel Bernard Roumain, Alvin Singleton, George Walker, and others.

About the Artist:

The Richardson Chamber Players was formed in the 1994-1995 Centennial Season of Princeton University Concerts. The ensemble comprises musicians who teach instrumental music and voice at Princeton University, distinguished guest artists, and supremely talented Princeton students. Their repertoire largely consists of works for singular combinations of instruments and voices, which would otherwise remain unheard. The artistic direction of the group rotates. This season’s programs were conceived by a small committee consisting of pianist Geoffrey Burleson, trombonist Benjamin Herrington, and soprano Sarah Pelletier. Michael Pratt is a Founding Director and Advisor.