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Music in the Making

Celebrating Black History Month

Featuring the most well-known work from British-Creole composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Photo courtesy of the Royal College of Music, London.

Another hour of performance highlights from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston!

Music in this episode:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Se vuol ballare” from The Marriage of Figaro

  • Performed at the Geery Studio on January 27th, 2015 by bass-baritone Christopher Besch and pianist Mary Box.
  • Features an interview about Besch’s participation in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions! (To see the video of his performance, click here.)

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: “Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast”

  • Performed at the Moores Opera House on October 6th, 2012 by the Moores School Symphony Orchestra, the Moores School Concert Chorale, the Prairie View A&M University Concert Chorale, and tenor Zachary Averyt.