This “Bach to Black” recital will feature the Partita in C Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach and suites by three Black composers: Amanda Aldridge, Harry T. Burleigh, and R. Nathaniel Dett. The purpose of Dr. Sennet’s ongoing Bach to Black project is to help encourage continuing dialogue regarding inclusion and equity in classical music through recording and performing piano suites by several Black composers in combination with the suites of J.S. Bach.
Bach: Partita no. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826
Aldridge: Carnival: Suite of Five Dances
Burleigh: From the Southland Suite
Dett: In the Bottoms Suite
Dr. Rochelle Sennet is an Associate Professor of Piano at the School of Music and a REEEC faculty affiliate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has established herself as a well-known performer, teacher, and scholar. Her recital programs showcase her versatility at the keyboard, with frequent performances of works by J.S. Bach and Black composers such as H. Leslie Adams, Jeffrey Mumford, James Lee III, and Pulitzer-Prize winning composer George Walker. She was co-winner for the Krannert Center Debut Artist Competition, national finalist at the MTNA Steinway & Sons Young Artist piano competition, and a prize winner in numerous competitions such as the Kingsville International Piano competition, San Antonio Tuesday Musical Club Piano Competition, and the US Open Music Piano Concerto Competition.
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