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
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
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.