For voice and piano, featuring Stephanie Ann Ball, Soprano
In this significant concert, music and words come together through the sound of the voice to take you, the audience, on a journey through opera, art song, jazz, and spirituals – all highlighting the many ways African Americans have made a lasting impact on many forms of music we experience in today’s world. Featuring the music of Puccini, William Grant Still, Fats Waller, Moses Hogan and more, you are sure to hear something that will delight your senses.
Ms. Ball combines vocal and piano music with poignant narration to explore five different styles of music: she opens with arias as a tribute to the great African American opera singers, then continues with art songs by Black composers, hits of the jazz era, art songs set to the text of notable Black poets, and finally, closes with a set of African American spirituals. In between each set, the narration gives insight into the lives of the composers and authors while touching on interesting historical tidbits that relate to the city she is performing in. This is truly a multifaceted performance that has something for everyone.
This exciting concert has been performed at venues like Northern Arizona University, the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, and the Denver Country Club in a special presentation for the Denver Eclectics. Don’t wait any longer to bring this music to your community.
Watch A Preview…
“Grief,” by William Grant Still
Aurelien Eulert, pianist
Video produced by Robert Bullington of Front Row Seat Productions
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