Colour of Music Festival to return in Charleston, S.C., Feb. 2-5

Posted on: January 20, 2022

The ninth annual Colour of Music Festival showcasing Black classical musicians and composers will be held in Charleston, South Carolina from February 2 to 5, 2022. The festival will feature chamber performances this year, with works to include Gian Carlo Menotti’s Trio for Clarinet, Piano and Violin; Toshiro Mayuzumi’s Concerto for Xylophone and Piano; Jessie Montgomery’s Strum; Florence B. Price’s Quintet in A Minor for Piano and Strings; and Afro-Cuban composer Jose White Lafitte’s La Bella Cubana for two violins and orchestra. The 2022 festival will also include music by Margaret Bonds, Valerie Coleman, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Johannes Brahms, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Robert Aldridge, Astor Piazzolla, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The Colour of Music Festival—founded in 2013 by Lee Pringle— performs throughout South Carolina, and also has presented concerts in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Nashville, Richmond, Pittsburgh, and Sacramento. Patrons must present proof of vaccination, and KN95 masks provided by the festival must be worn if the patron does not have one. For details, visit the Colour of Music website.