American Mavericks: Piano Works by Black American Composers

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American Mavericks: Piano Works by Black American Composers

A solo piano recital of masterworks by modern Black American composers.

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Scholes Street Studio 375 Lorimer Street Brooklyn, NY 11206

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Acclaimed pianist Chelsea Randall presents an adventurous recital and live recording session of piano works by modern Black American composers, ranging from rarely performed gems by Pulitzer Prize-winner George Walker in honor of the centennial of his birth, and trailblazer Dorothy Rudd Moore, to works by contemporary composers Jonathan Bailey Holland, Regina Harris Baiocchi and Joyce Moorman.

This concert is the NY launch of American Mavericks---a performance, commissioning and research project dedicated to piano repertoire by 20th and 21st century Black American composers.


George Walker - Guido’s Hand: Five Pieces for Piano (1986)

Regina Harris Baiocchi - Azuretta (2000)

Dorothy Rudd Moore - Dream and Variations (excerpts) (1974)

Joyce Moorman - A Summer Afternoon in South Carolina: III. Allegro Moderato (1983)

Jonathan Bailey Holland - Two Part Inventions for Piano (1993)

*Program subject to change

NY-native pianist Chelsea Randall is a multifaceted artist who seeks to create fresh dialogues between the old, new and undiscovered as a performer. Recent appearances include a series of livestream recitals featuring seldom heard works by Robert Palmer and Ruth Crawford Seeger, made possible in part by a grant from Live From our Living Rooms, and solo recitals in California, New York and the tri state area. Highlights of the 2022-2023 season include a US tour of American Mavericks, a performance and commissioning project dedicated to modern Black American composers, and a collaboration with kora master Malang Jobarteh supported by New Music USA's 2022 Creator Development Fund. As a soloist, Chelsea has concertized at venues from Weill Recital Hall and Alice Tully Hall in NY to Cambridge University in the UK, and is the recipient of research and performance grants from Conservatoire de Paris and McGill University among others. She is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of EXTENSITY, a concert series in NY which aims to promote underrepresented and new voices. Chelsea received her musical education from NYU, The Royal College of Music and Juilliard.