Thursday, July 20, 2017

John Malveaux: Part 16-LBCAA 30 year history

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Part 16-LBCAA 30 year history
In December 2011, Misty Copeland was the third soloist of African descent to dance with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and the first person of African descent in the last 20 years. Misty Copeland goal was to become the first principal dancer of African descent for a major U.S. ballet company. Segerstrom Performing Art Center announced a new “Firebird” with Misty Copeland dancing the “Firebird” March 30, and April 1, 2012.
 February 9, 2012, MusicUNTOLD presented Misty Copeland to dance students at Long Beach Poly HS and San Pedro HS for lecture and student Q&A. Misty presented a master dance class for dance students at CSU-Long Beach. Misty was introduced to ballet at the San Pedro Boys & Girls. The one day tour concluded with a homecoming celebration at San Pedro Boys & Girls Club. Misty’s persistent message was “despite perceived odds”, you can become a ballerina with discipline and dedication.
MusicUNTOLD one-day project with Misty Copeland promoting diversity in ballet was the FIRST project of the Long Beach Central Area Association outside of the City of Long Beach. Misty flew to Long Beach airport the night before and flew back to New York after the San Pedro Boys & Girls Club homecoming. However, Misty was returning to Southern California late March to dance in “Firebird”. The diversity project in Long Beach and San Pedro during 2012 African American Heritage Month received front page coverage in Long Beach Press Telegram..
MusicUNTOLD purchased 50 group discount tickets from Segerstrom for the April 1, 2012 performance of “Firebird”. County Supervisor Don Knabe provided a FREE bus to transport youth, parents and chaperons to the performance. After the performance, Misty met with pre-selected groups including MusicUNTOLD for autographs, photos, lecture and Q&A.
The ballerina of African descent who rose from poverty and learned the art at the late age 13 was named principal dancer of the ABT on June 30, 2015. See pic 1-Misty approach San Pedro HS; pic 2- flyer for "Firebird"

The Times: Concert review: Chineke!/ Cox at the Festival Hall, London [A rare chance to hear at least part of the Arkansas-born composer Florence Price’s coming-of-age work]

Roderick Cox, recently appointed associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, shaped a sensitive, assured account Greg Helgeson
“It is a work that speaks its own message with restraint and yet with passion. Miss Price’s symphony is worthy of a place in the repertory,” said the Chicago Daily News of the premiere of the Symphony in E minor by Florence Price (1887-1953). This 1933 performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was a landmark: the first symphony by an African-American woman to be played by an international orchestra.
July 19 2017

New Jersey Stage: The Philadelphia Boys Choir To Perform In Ocean Grove ["Plainchant for America" (William Grant Still) 8 PM Saturday, July 22]

Philadelphia Boys' Choir

July 18, 2017
(OCEAN GROVE, NJ) -- Each summer, Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association (OGCMA) plays a leading role in music on the beautiful Jersey Shore, presenting an exciting, diverse line-up of family entertainment in its famous 6,000-seat Great Auditorium. A key highlight this year is  The Philadelphia Boys Choir, one of the most acclaimed choruses of its kind and a veritable institution as “America’s Ambassadors of Song,” having represented both Philadelphia and the USA across the globe. They’ll make their OGCMA debut on Saturday, July 22 at 8:00 pm.

The program will include a repertoire of “Songs of American Freedom,” including: Spirit of the Winding Water (Robert S. Cohen/Ronald Cadmus) ; Messages (Bobby McFerrin/Roger Treece); Golden Dream (Randy Bright/Bob Moline); Pie Jesu (Andrew Lloyd Webber); Holy (Verolga Nix) and Plainchant for America (William Grant Still); African-American Spirituals (arranged by Moses Hogan, Roland Carter, Stacey Gibbs, Linda Twine


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

John Malveaux: Los Angeles born double bass player and conductor Henry Lewis conducted the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra 139 times per Met Archivist

Marilyn Horne and Henry Lewis

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Los Angeles born double bass player and conductor Henry Lewis conducted the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra 139 times per John Pennino, archivist at the Metropolitan Opera

Un Ballo in Maschera: Conductor [Lewis, Henry]
La Bohème: Conductor [Lewis, Henry]
Carmen: Conductor [Lewis, Henry]
Concert: Conductor [Lewis, Henry]
Gala Performance: Conductor [Lewis, Henry]
L'Italiana in Algeri: Conductor [Lewis, Henry]
Le Prophète: Conductor [Lewis, Henry]
Roméo et Juliette: Conductor [Lewis, Henry
139     performances.

Maestro Henry Lewis international conducting record may be even more impressive. Please listen to radio WOSO discussion

Mass media catapulted Jackie Robinson into an American hero but Henry Lewis is the subject MusicUNTOLD. See pic of Marilyn Horne and Henry Lewis


Barnes & Noble: "Ethos: Rise of Malcolm," a Novel by Aaron P. Dworkin from Morgan James Publishing

Ethos: Rise of Malcolm
Aaron Dworkin
Morgan James Publishing

Barnes & Noble


John Malveaux: Mezzo soprano J'Nai Bridges and bass Ryan Speedo Green will repeat July 13th program on July 18, 2017 with Los Angeles Philharmonic at Hollywood Bowl

J'Nai Bridges
Ryan Speedo Green

Mezzo soprano J'Nai Bridges and bass Ryan Speedo Green will repeat July 13th program on July 18, 2017 with Los Angeles Philharmonic at Hollywood Bowl 


Gustavo Dudamelconductor
Vin Scully, narrator
Amanda Majeski, soprano
J'Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Issachah Savage, tenor
Ryan Speedo Green, bass

John Malveaux: Part 15-LBCAA 30 year history

U.S. Rep. Laura Richardson

Judge Marcus Tucker

Attorney Michelle Anderson

Attorney Arthur Grey

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Part 15-LBCAA 30 year history
For approximately 25 consecutive years, LBCAA/MusicUNTOLD produced a music event to celebrate Juneteenth that only included a brief description of how Juneteenth began in Galveston, Texas. In contract, on June 16, 2012 MusicUNTOLD screened the PBS documentary SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A at Houghton Park Community Center. The 90-minute PBS documentary is based on the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackmon “that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century. For most Americans this is entirely new history. Slavery by Another Name gave voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features their descendants living today”
After the screening, Leo Stallworth of KABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News moderated a discussion and audience Q&A featuring U.S. Rep. Laura Richardson, attorney Michelle Anderson, retired Judge Marcus Tucker and minister and former Deputy District Attorney Arthur Grey
13th is a 2016 American documentary film by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the "intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States;" it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery (unless as punishment for a crime).
Please see pic 1 Congress member Laura Richardson; pic 2 retired Superior Court Judge Marcus Tucker; pic 3 attorney Michelle Anderson, and Pic 4 Attorney Arthur Grey