Jacobs School of Music weekly e-concerts feature classical music from African diaspora

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The Jacobs School of Music at IU offers an e-concert series focused on spotlighting music of the African diaspora in the field of classical music with different guests every Wednesday. The performances are available at the series site.

This week’s guest will be Fernando Garcia on piano, and they will play African American composer Margaret Bonds’ “Spiritual Suite.” Margaret Bonds was well-known for her collaboration with the Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, as well as her piece “Troubled Water” that features as the final movement of the “Spiritual Suite.”

Last week’s guest was Yoshino Toi, who played Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson’s Baroque style “Toccata.”

This e-concert series hopes to honor and bring attention to the many musicians of the African diaspora that might have been forgotten otherwise, according to its website.

The series is sponsored by the Jacobs School of Music piano department, the IU Arts and Humanities Council, the Jacobs Diversity and Equity Committee and the MTNA Collegiate Chapter at IU.

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