Colour of Music 15

The Mighty Requiem That Could Have Been

Sunday, November 1, 2015
by Peter Ingle
The Mighty Requiem That Could Have Been

Sunday, October 25, 2015: I JUST PARKED MY CAR and am walking down George Street toward the Gaillard Center for the finale of this year’s Colour of Music Festival. The featured work will be Johannes Brahms’ largest and perhaps most profound work: A German Requiem, Opus 45. Although the requiem has been scheduled for nearly... Read »

Kudos to The Colour of Music Festival

Thursday, October 29, 2015
by Ty Collins
Kudos to The Colour of Music Festival

So be ye patient! Success, as we have come to accept it, is expressed as some metric, but we also accept the intrinsic, incalculable joy of the moment that it brings. So sums up Charleston’s third annual Colour of Music Festival (COMF). The audacity of classically trained musicians of color ascending the main stages... Read »

Russian Pianist Opens Colour of Music Festival

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
by Peter Ingle
Russian Pianist Opens Colour of Music Festival

WHEN SERGEI RACHMANINOV knew he would be going on tour in the United States in 1909, he wrote his Piano Concerto No. 3 for the occasion as his “calling card.” His first piano concerto had been poorly received, which historians say threw the sensitive composer into a three-year depression until his second (and perhaps... Read »

Laquita Mitchell Lights Up St. Stephen’s Church

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
by Peter Ingle
Laquita Mitchell Lights Up St. Stephen’s Church

FOR AN EMERGING OPERA STAR who is accustomed to international venues and large audiences, soprano Laquita Mitchell certainly seems at home singing in a small church, as exemplified by her recent Colour of Music Festival performance in St. Stephen’s Church. Ms. Mitchell’s predilection for gospel—and her religious roots—were also evident in the poignant encore,... Read »

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