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THUR., JAN 18
5 PM - 8:30 PM

CHAMBER AFTER 5 AT OHR-O'KEEFE MUSEUM

  • SPECIAL REMARKS AT 6 PM

  • "CLOTHES STORY" EXHIBIT

  • HORS D'OEUVRES | DRINKS

  • CELLIST GARFIELD MOORE

    • TRIBUTE CONCERT @ 7:30 PM

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GARFIELD MOORE

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.

JONATHAN MITCHELL

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.

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"CLOTHES STORY" EXHIBIT

PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY KENNETH GREEN

The “Clothes Story” features showcase Black women, their bravery and courage, resiliency, and strength as trailblazers and leaders, and their influence and impact within their homes and our communities…early Black Girl Magic. Highlighting clothing between 1890-1963, the narrative incorporates historical and cultural events and fashion trends that reflect Black women’s styles and values. Within segments including Auburn Strut, Day in the Life, and Dressed Up, the exhibit features stories of internationally recognized women and local treasures such as Dr. Eliza Grier, the first black doctor to be licensed in Georgia. Her impactful experience and activism, paired with her statuesque blouse and cameo pin, convey just a portion of the honor she is due. With other local treasures such as Leontyne Price, Cassi Davis Patton, and Naomi Sims highlights the detail is incredibly fascinating among apparel such as the replica of the Black Victorian dress from 1865. Recognizing these women, we reaffirm their love, labor, fashion sense, and lasting impacts.

 

Our families and our communities are their legacies. Produced and directed by Kenneth Green, this educational and inspirational experience has been curated from the perspective of a fashion enthusiast, not a historian or designer. Green hopes the exhibit experience sparks great dialogue amongst family and friends around clothing, values, and women’s contributions to our culture. All clothing pieces exhibited are fabrications from archived pictures and cultural repositories throughout Georgia and represent the given historical periods. Generous patrons will have the opportunity to support the continuation of this exhibit via the website clothesstoryexhibit.com

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SPONSORS

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