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Colour of Music Festival Charlestonia: A Folk Rhapsody

Fresh off its third year of sold-out performances in Sacramento, the Colour of Music Festival announces its return to Charleston SC February 6-10, 2024, at historic venues showcasing leading black classical artists from the U.S., Canada, France, and Colombia South America.

The Colour of Music Festival Orchestra ushering in Black History month in a special events performance highlighting Charleston’s “father of Black contributions” to classical music, Edmund Thornton Jenkins. Never heard before compositions include Mr. Jenkins’ Negro Symphony, A Prayer, his Clarinet Concerto and a South Carolina premiere of his original composition Charlestonia: A Folk Rhapsody. The evening will conclude with George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

The Colour of Music Festival gathers international, national, and regional classically trained Black musicians of African descent to share their musical talents, knowledge, and inspiration in Charleston each year and since 2016 has performed in leading venues including Washington, DC, Atlanta, Houston, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Tulsa, and Sacramento.

February 10, 2024

Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

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