Lee Pringle at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, a historically black church on Anson Street that will host some of the festival’s concerts; KAJ Trio performs on October 23 with special guest Josh Henderson on viola. Photographs (left to right) by Ruta Elvikyte & Mike Ledford
October 15, 2014
As the founder of next week’s Colour of Music festival, Lee Pringle seeks to awaken the nation to black classical music
written BY Elizabeth Pandolfi
Lee Pringle is a man with a vision: to see black classical musicians and composers recognized for their countless contributions to the genre over the last 300 years. Many of America’s classical music fans don’t even know the name of Chevalier de Saint-Georges—an African-French composer renowned in other parts of the globe for his mid-18th century works—Pringle notes.