Known for a ‘luscious voice with incredible richness and clarity’ soprano, Alison Buchanan has been regaling audiences around the world with her versatility, ‘great dramatic flair’, musicality and ‘depth of emotion’.
The Ritz Chamber Players:
The Ritz Chamber Players, founded in 2002, is a group of African-American musicians dedicated to the exploration of the black heritage in classical music. Beyond the obvious jazz influences, few are familiar with the many composers who studied classical composition and contributed to the growth of an art form almost entirely identified with white creativity.
Songs of Love and Justice – Adolphus Hailstork (On texts of Rev. Martin Lither King Jr)
Three Dream Portraits – Margaret Bonds (Langston Hughes)
I) Minstrel Man
II) Dream Variations
III) I, Too
The census man Langston Hughes
I) Free at Last arr. Julia Perry
II) I want Jesus to walk with me arr. Edward Boatner
III) Don’t you let nobody turn you round arr. Lena J. McLin
Alison Harding & the Ritz Chamber Players:
After the Wailing Jonathan Bailey Holland
II) Out of the Wailing