HAITIAN PIANO TREASURES RECITAL
May 3, 2018
Pianist Marianne Parker performs never-before-heard Haitian piano gems.
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OPEN REHEARSAL
Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti welcomes AAN members backstage following an open rehearsal with the CSO.
COMPOSING THE BLACK CHICAGO RENAISSANCE: PIANO RECITAL
April 12, 2018
Pianist Samantha Ege performs works by African American female composers.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION: FILM SCREENING OF THE SCAR OF SHAME
February 25, 2018
Conductor and composer Renée Baker speaks about the silent film The Scar of Shame and her world premiere score.
CELEBRATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND PAUL ROBESON: LECTURE
January 20, 2018
Melanie Zeck from Columbia College Chicago’s Center for Black Music Research gives a lecture on the lives of Paul Robeson and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lecture attendees work on a written exercise about Paul Robeson.
AAN HOLIDAY PARTY
December 14, 2018
Party attendees enjoy special holiday performances.
AAN member Barbara Wright-Pryor, CSOA President Jeff Alexander, AAN Coordinator Sheila Jones, Center for Black Music Research lecturer Melanie Zeck, and AAN member George Cooper.
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs for holiday party guests.
PIZZA PARTY & POSTCONCERT Q&A WITH CONDUCTOR THOMAS WILKINS
In partnership with the CSO’s Negaunee Institute
December 2, 2017
Conductor Thomas Wilkins and Dana Navarro, CSO Communications & PR Manager and Q&A moderator, answer pizza party attendees’ questions after the Family Matinee concert.
CSO ALL-ACCESS CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
November 29, 2017
AAN members pose for a photo following a free CSO chamber music series concert at Symphony Center.
THE TRANSORMATION OF BLACK MUSIC BOOK DISCUSSION & LECTURE
October 21, 2017
Melanie Zeck from Columbia College Chicago’s Center for Black Music Research gives a lecture on The Transformation of Black Music, a book she co-authored with musicologist Samuel A. Floyd, Jr.
AAN Seminar at Benedictine University
September 15, 2017
The AAN was proud to give a seminar at Benedictine University entitled “Classical Composers of African Descent through the Ages.” Special thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Boone, AAN Organizing Committee member and Development Director of Benedictine University’s CLL program.