Pianist Chelsea Randall presents the New York launch and live recording session of her American Mavericks project dedicated to modern Black American composers. The Nov. 6th program will showcase a range of styles and influences, from the moody and tumultuous "Dream and Variations" by Dorothy Rudd Moore and the subtle jazz inflections of “Guido’s Hand: Five Pieces for Piano” by George Walker, to spiky works by Jonathan Bailey Holland and Joyce Solomon Moorman, concluding with Regina Harris Baiocchi’s contemplative “Azuretta.”
A reception will follow the performance. Works scheduled:
George Walker - Guido’s Hand: Five Pieces for Piano (1986)
Dorothy Rudd Moore - Dream and Variations (excerpts) (1974)
Joyce Solomon Moorman - A Summer Afternoon in South Carolina. 3rd Movement (1983)
Jonathan Bailey Holland - Two Part Inventions for Piano (1993)
Regina Harris Baiocchi - Azuretta (2000)
Chelsea Randall is a pianist and educator based in New York City. She is a dedicated advocate of underrepresented composers and new music, and seeks to create fresh dialogues between the old, new and undiscovered as a performer and collaborator. Her eclectic programming has been featured at national and international venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Kaufmann Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Yamaha Piano Salon, Steinway Hall, The Princeton Club, Mannes School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, St. Peter’s Church, Hammersmith in London, Clare College at the University of Cambridge, and Théâtre Adyar in Paris. She is co-founder and artistic director of Extensity Concert Series.