Celebrating African-American composers at the Cozad-Bates House and Museum, Cleveland, now Oct. 10

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Celebrating African-American composers at the Cozad-Bates House and Museum, Cleveland, now Oct. 10

Dianna Gould and Brenda Pontracz will be performing two Arias from "Blake" the opera by H. Leslie Adams, on Sunday, Oct. 10th (no longer on Oct. 3 due to weather forecast) at the historic Cozad Bates House, now housing an Underground Railroad museum in Cleveland. Musicians from the Cleveland  Orchestra will perform from the porch are. The concert is outside and guests should bring chairs or blankets. The program features nearly 200 years of American compositions, mostly from Ohio. The oldest work was written by the once-famous guitar virtuoso and Cleveland abolitionist Justin Holland. Exceptional works by four living composers, two of them Clevelanders, demonstrate that Classical music has both a rich history and an exciting future. Free to the public, no tickets required.

Works from the following composers will be featured in the program:

H. Leslie Adams
Justin Holland
Allison Loggins-Hull
Brian R. Nabors
Coleridge Taylor Perkinson
William Grant Still
George Walker
Dolores White