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Regina Carter (premiered Feb. 24, 2021)

CCS 2020–21 Virtual Season

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For GRAMMY-nominated artist Regina Carter, the violin isn’t simply an improvisational vehicle; it’s a passport to unexpected realms. Her quest for beauty combined with her passion for excellence did not escape the attention of the MacArthur Foundation, which awarded Regina their prestigious MacArthur Fellowship “genius grant.” San Francisco Performances also took note of Regina’s exceptional work, and appointed her Artist-in-Residence for five years. She also served as one of the Resident Artistic Directors for the discerning SFJAZZ during its inaugural season in its spectacular new home. Most recently, the acclaimed violinist was awarded a Doris Duke Artist Award, and in 2018 was appointed as the Director of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s All-Female Jazz Residency, a unique summer immersion program for aspiring women jazz professionals.

PROGRAM:

Lift Every Voice and Sing — James Weldon Johnson

Oh, Lady Be Good — George and Ira Gershwin

See See Rider — Traditional (Negro Folk Music of Alabama)

I’m Going Home on the Morning Train — Traditional (Negro Folk Music of Alabama)

Friday — Regina Carter

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