'Beethoven Resurrected' Feb. 11-12 | Arts & Culture
In a world of hip hop, pop, rock, and contemporary music, classical music remains the only genre with little to no black and minority presence. Recent statistics show that black and/or minority musicians make up less than three percent of American classical music orchestra performers nationwide. Balance that with the elusive and sometimes hidden knowledge that the greatest composer of classical music, Ludwig van Beethoven, was of African descent and you will have what Henri L. Muhammad and Muhammad School of Music (MSOM) will present in honor of Black History Month February 11 and 12 titled ‘Beethoven Resurrected!’
As part of the Voice of My Heart Recital Series, violinist and Maestro Henri L. Muhammad will recreate the music of classical music’s greatest composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, in a brilliant artistic array featuring classical dance, chamber ensemble performances, vocal, and more. The feature performance will be Henri L. Muhammad and the MSOM Chamber Orchestra and Chorus performing the magnificent Beethoven Violin Concerto and Ode To Joy from Symphony No. 9.
Beethoven Resurrected’ will be presented in two shows Saturday, February 11 at 7 pm, with a 6 pm VIP Reception and Chamber Music Performance; and Sunday, February 12 at 3 pm in Buffalo’s legendary Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church, 641 Masten Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14209. Tickets are $50 VIP (includes reception and concert ticket), and $20 General Admission, and can be purchased online and at Muhammad School of Music, 617 Main Street, Suite 105, in downtown Buffalo. For more information, group packages, or to become a recital sponsor call (716)881-5088; (716)570-5064; via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.muhammadschoolofmusic.net.