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WCLC with Beatrice Nicholas at Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama

WCLC with Beatrice Nicholas
Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama
14th March 2024

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Concert pianist Beatrice Nicholas talks and performs works by three Chicago Renaissance composers: Florence Price; Margaret Bonds and Betty Jackson King. The Chicago Renaissance was a creative movement that blossomed out of Chicago’s black belt during the 1930s and 1940s.

‘Her flurries of arpeggios chime with precision and clarity as she rolls up and down the keyboard with an almost supernatural ease.’ Andrew Mcgonigle, Arts Mag.

Beatrice Nicholas is a British pianist and chamber musician who has performed around the UK, France, Germany, Poland, Thailand and the Czech Republic. Highlight venues include the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Center, Cartier Foundation in Paris, Kings Place, Leeds Town Hall, Snape Maltings,  and Edinburgh Queen’s Hall. As well as being a solo artist, Beatrice is a member of the Chineke! Chamber Ensemble and enjoys collaboration with a variety of singers and instrumentalists.

Beatrice is also a composer and arranger who has received commissions from the Creative Minds Festival, Nottingham Chamber Music Festival and Dark Design Graphics Company. Her work has been featured on BBC Radio 3 and showcased by the British Black Classical Foundation as a featured composer for Black History Month in 2021. Beatrice believes that music is a powerful communication tool and enjoys using it to lift and engage the human heart.

The Thursday lunchtime concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series, which is supported by the Ida Carroll Trust. They provide a wide-ranging programme to suit all tastes and are an ideal opportunity to enjoy great music performed by outstanding musicians. There’s no need to book – the concerts are free, and you can just turn up on the day/

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