Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 PM
Sunday February 5 at 2:00 PM
New World Center
Take a deep dive into the music that inspired, or was inspired by, the Jazz Age. Conductor William Eddins, one of NWS’s very first Piano Fellows, returns to NWS to lead Fellows in music by Scott Joplin, Maurice Ravel and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. These concerts will be hosted by Festival curator, Dr. Tammy Kernodle and feature soprano Louise Toppin.
These concerts will be preceded by a discussion on African American perspectives on Europe during the Renaissance era hosted by Shawn Anthony Christian, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of English, Florida International University and Nathaniel Cadle, Associate Professor of English at Florida International University, joined by NWS Fellows.
This Festival is funded in part by the NWS Collaborations Fund and the NWS Fund for New Ventures.