Death of a Musical Genius: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Remembered
- What:Special Events
- Where:Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre
SPECIAL EVENT: Mark the centenary of the death of musician Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Born in London to an English mother and a doctor from Sierra Leone he epitomised the ‘pop idol’ of today.
Hear newly commissioned poetry by Malika Booker and Dorothea Smartt and original music composed and performed by ensemble Music Off Canvas. Plus listen to excerpts of Coleridge-Taylor's music and hear acclaimed artists, scholars and historians pay tribute to this great musician.
Jointly organised with the Royal College of Music, The Books Project and the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation. With special thanks to Black Cultural Archive and Historian Jeffrey Green.