THUR., JAN 12
5 PM - 8 PM
CHAMBER AFTER 5 AT OHR-O'KEEFE MUSEUM
SPECIAL REMARKS AT 6 PM
"BLACK ART IN AMERICA" EXHIBIT
AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER D'ARTAGNAN WINFORD
POET NITA CHASE
HORS D'OEUVRES | DRINKS
CELLIST GARFIELD MOORE
TRIBUTE CONCERT @ 7 PM
FEATURED MUSICIAN: INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED CELLIST
Internationally acclaimed Cellist Garfield Moore has been acknowledged as a "Master Artist," from Carnegie Hall to Hungary's Bartok Festival Hall.
An "auspicious" New York Recital Debut, world premiere performances and recordings, live solo broadcasts for New York Public Radio, and solo tours have all met with critical praise.
At the age of 13, Garfield Moore performed and recorded the world premiere of the Cello Concerto of the great English Cellist and Composer, Colin Hampton. Subsequent performances of Concertos of CPE Bach, Boccherini, Ibert, and Dvorak all drew enthusiastic critical responses. Mr. Moore has also distinguished himself by reviving rarely heard and unknown works, enriching the solo cello repertoire. He, indeed, gave the first performance of the great African/English Composer’s Variations for Cello and Piano in Carnegie Hall.
Moore has also served as Principal Cellist for the Pacific Philharmonic, the Santa Cruz Symphony, the Alvin Ailey Ballet, Opera Ebony, the Universal Chamber Orchestra, the West End Symphony, and the Musical Heritage Concert Society. Additionally, Moore has inaugurated several distinguished concert series, including those of ; the Hillwood and Heckscher Museums, the BRIK Gallery, and SUNY Musica Camerata, and is honored to join the Ohr Organization in celebrating the extraordinary life and legacy of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
FEATURED MUSICIAN: PIANIST
Jonathan Mitchell is a much sought-after Performer and Instructor, par excellence. Currently at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Jackson County Campus) where he has taught piano and music theory since 2016. Dr. Mitchell is also Professor Emeritus from Louisiana State University and at Baton Rouge Community College.
A graduate of Millsaps College and LSU, Dr. Mitchell is, additionally, Chair of Theory and Composition for the Mississippi Music Teachers Association (MMTA.), where his presentations have included distinguished lecture/performance series —such as sonata form in the 19th-century, the late-string quartets of Beethoven, and the music of Chopin— at various conferences.
Dr. Mitchell attended the Brevard Music Center in the summer of 2002 and has played for several leading soloists including: Alexander Peskanov, Ann Schein, Vladimir Valjarević, Peter Takács, Pavlina Dokovska, and Robert Taub. His principal teachers were Lynn Raley and Michael Gurt.
Mitchell will be accompanying Garfield Moore in a special musical tribute to MLK.
FEATURED ARTIST: AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER & ART DIRECTOR
D’Artagnan Winford (b. 1977) is a contemporary fine art portrait photographer who lives and works in Jackson, Mississippi. As a child growing up in the Mississippi Delta, D’Artagnan won prizes for his early work in art and graphic design, eventually earning a BFA from Mississippi Valley State University.
Today, his soulful portraits pay homage to that upbringing in small town Itta Bena, which fueled a lifelong passion for expressing the beauty and nobility of everyday people. D’Artagnan’s subjects include dancers, models, bodybuilders, Cuban cigar rollers and musicians, and common threads in his work are light, confidence, and peace. As the artist explains, “The human face has stories to tell. I want to capture people in a way that reveals that inner world.” Winford’s distinctive, award-winning portraitures have received international recognition both for their startling beauty and for their ability to uplift and inspire.
NITA L. CHASE
FEATURED ARTIST: AWARD-WINNING POET
Nita L. Chase is artistic force wonderfully and fearfully created in the image of God.
She is an award-winning poet and has performed at Nuyorican Café, has hosted numerous poetry events, and is a published author. Her new poetry book is Exposé of the Heart And can be found on Amazon Barnes & Noble’s, and Books A Million.
She is the Founder of Let’s PO-ET Pour Out Empowerment Together, a virtual poetry program and hosts a Let's PO-ET Room on Clubhouse.
She finds inspiration in her husband, sons, extended family, Pastor, Christian family, friends, foes, children, life, and most of all God.