Two Autumn 2012 events in London (on Friday 5th and Tuesday 16th October) will commemorate the centenary of the death of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, with speakers from the SCT Foundation presenting their findings on the composer’s life and works.
Friday 5th October
Victoria and Albert Museum, Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL, at 18.30:
Death of a Musical Genius: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Remembered
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor died 100 years ago, aged 37. He was born to an English mother in London and a doctor from Sierra Leone. To mark this special anniversary, hear a newly commissioned celebration and talks and excerpts of Coleridge-Taylor’s music, led by prominent and talented artists, scholars and historians who will pay tribute to his musical genius.
Writing ‘From an English Point of View’: Coleridge-Taylor at the Royal College of Music – Dr Katy Hamilton, Junior Research Fellow in Performance History at the Royal College of Music
Shaping the Genius: Influences and Evolution of Coleridge-Taylor’s Music – Richard Gordon-Smith, Composer, Conductor and Music Educator, and Hilary Burrage, Executive Chair of the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation
To Know Thy Self, Looking Beyond – Coleridge-Taylor from a Composer’s Perspective – Errollyn Wallen MBE, Composer
An Original Collective Laudation to the genius that was Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, with poets Malika Booker and Dorothea Smartt and ensemble Music Off Canvas – Introduced by Nkechi Ebite, The Books Project and Diana Roberts, Woodhouse Professional Development Centre Manager(RCM)
Insight on Coleridge-Taylor – Featuring the musicians, poets, speakers from the evening, with audience Q&A.
H Beard Print Collection, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Jointly organised with the Royal College of Music, The Books Project and the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation. With special thanks to Black Cultural Archive and Historian Jeffrey Green.
£9, £6 concessions
Book on-line or call 020 7942 2211
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Tuesday 16 October
Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, 2nd Floor, Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8P, 18.30 (door open, 6pm):
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: A Free Talk with Music
Richard Gordon-Smith (composer) and
Martin Anthony Burrage (violin, piano)
of the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation, to mark the centenary of the composer’s death in the street of his birth.