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An Afternoon with Reggie Quinerly and Joel Thompson

An Afternoon with Reggie Quinerly and Joel Thompson In-Person

AAHRC is pleased to welcome acclaimed jazz artist, Houston native and HSPVA alum, Reggie Quinerly.  A composer and bandleader, Quinerly has released five albums, including The Thousandth Scholar, his newest offering released in January 2024.  Each project features a unique concept, from the sensual sonic palette used to capture the universality of love on Words to Love to our personal fave, Freedmantown, which uses blues-inspired riffs to tell the story of newly emancipated people of color in the mid-ninetieth century.

Joining Quinerly in conversation is Emmy award-winning composer, librettist, pianist, conductor, and educator Joel Thompson.  Thompson, an Atlanta native and Yale School of Music doctoral student, is the Houston Grand Opera’s first full-time Composer in Residence.  AAHRC is thrilled to partner with HGO and Thompson on one of his initiatives incorporating some of our oral history collection in original works.

AAHRC is honored to continue our 2024 Black History Month exploration of African Americans and the Arts with this event.

You won’t want to miss this!


Related LibGuide: African American History Research Center by David Wilkins

Saturday, February 17, 2024
2:00pm - 4:00pm
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