Friday, November 7th, 2014
Performance by Marian Anderson String Quartet
Directed by Ifa Bayeza
In conjunction with the Brown-Tougaloo 50th Anniversary Celebration
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Martinos Auditorium
154 Angell Street
About the Marian Anderson String Quartet
Starting as street performers in New York, the Marian Anderson Quartet's bold musicmaking embraces the classical tradition and infuses it with the richness of the African-American experience. The quartet, named for the celebrated contralto who shattered racial barriers, was the first African-American ensemble in history to win a major classical music competition. Their repertoire includes rarely heard classical compositions by Black composers and contemporary arrangements of Negro spirituals.