Celebrating Black Composers, February 24th and 25th, 2019

Thanks for coming out to hear the incredible musicians perform at either one of the 2 special performances: Capitol Theatre on Sunday afternoon, and Amherstburg Freedom Museum, Monday night.

As is 4th Wall’s motto of breaking down the wall between musicians and the audience, chairs were set up on the stage, giving patrons the rare opportunity to hear the musicians up close and personal!

Irene Moore Davis discussed the influence of music on Windsor’s rich and diverse history. Violinist Velda Kelly wowed the audience with skillful playing of Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 1 #2 by Joseph Boulogne (Allegro Moderato and Andantino-Allegro Minore) and Romance in G Major, Op. 39 by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Harpist Maurice Draughn, who we were told had an adventure of a time getting to the theatre in time, played the intimate solo piece Homage by Zenobia Powell Perry and then was joined by harpist Amy Ley for a duet of Somerland by William Grant Still. Soprano Shahida Nurullah was a joy to hear, as she sang the soulful tunes Some of these Days by Shelton Brooks, Good Morning Heartache by Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake and Dan Fisher, Throw it Away by Abbey Lincoln. Ending the evening was skilled pianist Mike Karloff who played Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin and Carolina Shout by James P. Johnson

So much fun – what an incredible concert!

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