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Few classical music enthusiasts are aware of the tremendous contributions of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an African-French composer whose opera and classical masterpieces equaled or far exceeded those of his 18th-century contemporaries. Although his compositions are highly recognized overseas, they have gathered little notice in the United States. Today there are thousands of celebrated and prodigiously talented classical principals, composers and performers of African descent throughout the world. Yet, their opportunities to grace concert stages of major American orchestras are rare to non-existent. The Colour of Music Festival’s mission is reversing this trend.

Now in its seventh year, the Colour of Music Festival offers a musical kaleidoscope highlighting the impact and historical significance of black classical composers and performers on American and world culture. The annual Colour of Music Festival takes place at various venues throughout the US:  Charleston & Columbia,  SC, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, PA, Houston, TX  and now we debut in Nashville, TN.

Assembling acclaimed black chamber ensemble players and artists to form the Colour of Music Orchestra, the four-day Festival showcases some of the top black classical musicians in the United States, trained at some of the most prestigious music schools, conservatories and universities in the world.

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Colour of Music All-Female Virtuosi
The All-Female Virtuosi present at Woods Hall W.O. Smith Music School on 7 November at 7:30pm
Rodrick Dixon, Tenor
Voice Recital with Rodrick Dixon at Frist Art Museum Auditorium on 7 November at 2pm. Mr Dixon performs at other COMF events
Laquita Mitchel, Soprano
Voice Recital with Laquita Mitchell at Frist Art Museum Auditorium on 6 November at 2pm. Ms Mitchell performs at other COMF events
Kyle P. Walker, Pianist
Ebony and Ivory Piano Spotlight: Kyle P. Walker at Belmont University on 8 November at 2pm
Colour of Music Festival
Afternoon: 2pm
Evening: 7:00pm & 7:30pm
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