The U.S. Army Band hosts African American composers at NMAAH in Washington DC, Feb. 26th


Feb 26 2017 - 3:00pm

Join the U.S. Army Band, Pershing’s Own, in a performance of chamber music works by esteemed African American classical music composers including H. Leslie Adams, Valerie Coleman, David Sanford, Alvin Singleton, and William Grant Still. The 90-minute concert, with intermission, will be followed by a Smithsonian-moderated discussion, and end with audience Q&A. The tenor Colin Eaton (pictured above) will perform music by ACA's H. Leslie Adams. MSG Colin Eaton has been lauded as ‘a commanding tenor that sings with great aplomb’ (Washington Post) and ‘possesses the ability to dazzle audiences with ease’ (Baltimore Sun). He is known around the Metropolitan DC area and internationally for his classical and operatic repertoire. In 2004, Colin had the honor of serving as a featured soloist at President Ronald Reagan's interment ceremony. He has been a featured soloist for seven of the Sergeant Major of the Army's Hope and Freedom tours to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan

Program TBD:

Portraits of Langston for flute, clarinet, and piano, by Valerie Coleman
for harp, string quartet, and piano, by William Grant Still
Sence you went away
, for tenor voice and piano, by H. Leslie Adams
Sweet Chariot for saxophone, flutes, bassoon, and cello, by Alvin Singleton
Grace Canticles for clarinet, alto saxophone, violin, cello, and piano, by David Sanford

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Smithsonian Institution
(Oprah Winfrey Theater)
1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thanks to SSG Doug O'Connor, saxohonist, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and a member of the U.S. Army Band, for his work on this event.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is accessible from WMATA Blue, Orange, or Silver lines from the Federal Triangle (via 12th Street) and Smithsonian (Mall Exit) stops.
Bus: N2, N3, N4, lines. Or check these Smithsonian visitor Maps of the area.