To celebrate both Black History Month and the accomplishments of young Americans specializing in early music, Lumedia Musicworks will launch its Four-Course Concert Series at noon Central time today online. First up is baroque trumpeter Justin Bland performing selections from baroque composers George Frideric Handel and Henry Purcell.
The 20-minute concert is offered at no charge. To register go to https://www.lumediamusicworks.com/fourcourse.
Dallas-based nonprofit Lumedia Musicworks is dedicated to sharing and performing music composed before 1750.
“Baroque music has a rich history, and these concerts showcase the musical talents to some of the best singers and musicians performing today,” said Julianna Emanski of Frisco, Lumedia’s artistic director.
Bland, who grew up in Maryland and resides in Copenhagen, Denmark, is known for his soaring high notes when playing the valveless historic trumpet. He has performed with several early music ensembles throughout North America. He also played in South America and with many ensembles in Europe.
Bland’s performance will remain available on Lumedia’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LumediaMworks and its YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/lumediaMusicworks.
Other concerts will be Feb. 10, 17 and 24. They will feature Yvonne Smith, Patrick Dailey and Anyango Yarbo-Davenport.