FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  The Coalition for African-Americans in the Performing Arts announces its robust calendar of virtual robust programming: from concerts, panel discussions and more, leading into Black History Month, through mid-Spring.

Continuing to provide cultural activities to the community through virtual presentations,  The Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts has announced an impressive slate of offerings.  These presentations can be accessed via both CAAPA’s Facebook and YouTube Channel.


Sun Jan 31 4pm

Mozart to Mala Virtual Concert

Enjoy Mozart’s music juxtaposed with the music of contemporary jazz composer and goddaughter of famed Billie Holiday, Mala Waldron, singer and pianist with sopranos Meroe Adeeb and Angeli Ferrette and baritone Jarrod Lee. Followed by a live artist vir-ception to meet and greet the artists. Presented by Davies Concert Series.

Sat Feb 6 1pm

Generations: Music & Black Family Panel

Part of the Generations Series in partnership with Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASLAH), supported by Maryland Humanities, this panel moderated by Patrick D. McCoy with panelists Bill Doggett, James Gates, Marietta Simpson, and Terri Allen, explores how classical music and performing arts played a part in Black families. Presented by MNCPPC Arts and Cultural Heritage Division at Montpelier Arts Center.

Sun Feb 7 4pm

Negro Spiritual Sing-A-Long

The newly formed CAAPA Chorale directed by Greg Watkins makes its debut in this concert with narrator Sweet Honey in the Rock founder Dr. Ysaye Barnwell. Presented by the MNCPPC Arts and Cultural Heritage Division at Publick Playhouse.

Thu Feb 18 7pm

Generations: Music & The Black Family Recital

Partnering with the Annapolis Library, CAAPA’s musicians and narrator delve into the music of Black families passed down through generations. Followed by a live panel discussion to meet the curator and musicians. Featuring Jonathan Woody, Jouelle Roberson, and Edmond Charles.

Sun Feb. 21 11am

Oral History and Arts Project Interview Training Seminar

CAAPA partners with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Prince George’s Ivy Foundation to facilitate a workshop in preparation for a Senior Citizens oral project with Prince George’s County High School students.

Sun Feb 21 4pm

Voices of the Past: Leontyne Price Birthday Celebration Concert

This special birthday concert in celebration of legendary soprano Leontyne Price’s 93rd birthday features Black sopranos ages 18 to 80 from the Ottley Music School. Presented by the MNCPPC Arts and Cultural Heritage Division at Montpelier Arts Center.

Thu Feb 25 7pm

Spiritual Sing and Panel hosted by Stanley Thurston, Heritage Signature Chorale Enjoy a repertoire of Negro Spirituals performed by the CAAPA Chorale and the Heritage Signature Chorale, moderated by Maestro Stanley Thurston and followed by a panel of CAAPA team members discussing Negro Spirituals and more.

Sat Feb 27 4pm Vir-cital #14 Black History Month Virtual Recitals Series

Enjoy a variety of Black classical musicians from CAAPA’s archived concerts paying homage to Black History Month with narration.

Sun Feb 28 4pm I

Don’t Feel No Ways Tired Virtual Concert CAAPA and the University of Maryland IDEA Program

(Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, and Acceptance) partner to bring a Black History concert featuring bass Kevin Short, soprano Carmen Balthrop, baritone VaShawn McIlwain and others.

Tue Mar 2 7pm UNPLUGGED! Young Artists Panel Hear what 20-something Black artists feel about career, politics, relationships, the arts.


About the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts:
The Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) is a non-profit 501c3 arts
organization in support of Black classical musicians, youth, and others in the performing arts, by
Bringing Color to the Classics ®, through The CAAPA Cause: community outreach, arts
education, Audience development, Performance opportunities, and Arts partnerships. For more
information, visit or call 301-839-1444.


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