Tuesday, February 27, 2007
On Thursday, February 22, 2007, I performed with Angela Dean-Baham at the SFNoir 6th Annual Black History Month Celebration 2007. We performed the Cantata by John Carter, a rigorously energetic and challenging piece, based on several African American Spirituals. We did a great job, though I had to work hard to get the last movement of the piece, the Toccata. Angela had the Toccata transposed to a higher key, and the fast passed notes and chords didn't sit as well in the hands, so to speak! Nonetheless, we pulled it off to an enthusiastic response from the audience.