16th Annual Black Composers Concert


Sonata No. 2 in A Major: Andantino | Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799, West Indies/France)

Sonata for Cello and Piano: II. Adagio | George Walker (1922–2018, United States)

A set of dance tunes for solo violin: I. Walk Around “Brudder Bones” | Noel DaCosta (1929-2002, Nigerian-Jamaican)

Here’s One | William Grant Still (1895-1978, United States)

5 Negro Melodies for Piano Trio | Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912, England)

  • Sometimes I feel Like a Motherless Child
  • I Was Way Down A-Yonder
  • Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel?
  • They Will Not Lend Me a Child
  • My Lord Delivered Daniel


I Wouldn’t Normally Say | Errollyn Wallen (b. 1958, Belize/England)

Pan con Timba | Aldo López Gavilán (b. 1979, Cuba)

Selections of Bomba y Plena | Traditional/Puerto Rico

Plus, pre-concert & intermission performances by the St. Andrew’s Upper School Choir!


Chistabel Lin, violin
Elizabeth Lee, cello
Artina McCain, piano

Samuel López, director, güiro, barril
Mary Rodriguez, Clarissa López, Iris Z. Rodriguez, vocals
Roberto Rodriguez, seguidor, barril
Ricardo Alicea, punteador, cuá
Leonard Vázquez, requinto, maraca
Gladys Baugh, coro, dancer
Israel Mathews, coro, dancer

Cate Gasco, director

Artina McCain, curator

Described as a pianist with “power and finesse,” Artina McCain enjoys an active international career as a solo and chamber performer, educator, and lecturer. A dedicated educator, Dr. McCain has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music summer chamber music festival, Austin Chamber Music Center Academy and Summer Workshop, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Piano at the Rudi Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis. Dr. McCain graduated cum laude from Southern Methodist University studying with Carol Leone. She received her Master of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music with Kathryn Brown and completed her Doctoral Studies at the University of Texas at Austin with Anton Nel.

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