Sounds Unknown: The Black Violin

Pasadena Conservatory of Music

100 North Hill Avenue
Pasadena, California 91106

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Presented by Salastina Music Society

From music by the mythic figure of Chevalier de St. Georges to the premiere of Derrick Spiva’s “As I Heard When I Was Young,” this concert tells the stories of just a few black composers’ and performers’ contributions to classical music. It shows how we — and even Beethoven — have erased them from history.

Chevalier de Saint-Georges: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 1 No. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in a minor, Op. 47 (“Kreutzer”)
George Bridgetower: Henry, a Ballad
Wynton Marsalis: String Quartet No. 1, “At the Octoroon Balls”
Florence Price: String Quartet in A minor
Derrick Spiva, Jr.: “As I Heard When I Was Young”

Maia Jasper White and Kevin Kumar, co-directors/violins
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Yoshika Masuda, resident cello
HyeJin Kim, resident piano
Geoff Osika, bass
Brian Lauritzen, resident host/artistic partner