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LAAC Presents Chione Quintet in Music of Living BIPOC Composers
January 16 @ 8:00 am-5:00 pm$10 – $60
Chione Woodwind Quintet kicks off the season of Coffee Concerts at the LAAC with music by leading living BIPOC composers, including Valerie Coleman’s (NPR’S 2020 Classical Woman of the Year) “Tzigane,” Cuban-American jazz virtuoso Paquito D’Rivera’s iconic “Aires Tropicales,” Kenji Bunch’s classical-popular crossover “Changes of Phase,” and Gary Powell Nash’s “Stop for Equity,” written for Chione in response to the murder of George Floyd.
Coffee Concert co-founder, Rolf Erdahl notes “We chose this year’s artists and repertoire with an eye to increasing recognition of living and historical composers of color. Music from these sources has been around for generations. We’re fortunate to live at the over-due time when it’s finally being performed and recognized, from the older works of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and William Grant Still in May’s concert, to exciting new music composed and performed by a wider and more encompassing field of composers and performers in Chione’s January concert, and in the virtuosic, unifying crossover collaborations of Maithree in April. In February’s concert, Minnesota composer/cellist Randall Davidson takes audiences behind the scenes to examine the universal emotional “Affects” possible in music, interspersing his works with interactive premieres demonstrating how music brings audience, performers, and composer together.”