Chelsea Randall — solo piano



The Foundry (2 Harris St., West Stockbridge, MA 01266)

New York pianist Chelsea Randall will give a recital of modern and contemporary Black composers with a spotlight on George Walker, in celebration of his birth month. She is a dedicated advocate of underrepresented composers and new music, and seeks to create fresh dialogues between the old, new and undiscovered as a performer.

Randall has concertized at national and international venues including Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Kaufmann Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Yamaha Piano Salon, Steinway Hall, The Princeton Club, Mannes School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, St. Peter’s Church Hammersmith in London, Clare College at the University of Cambridge, and Théâtre Adyar in Paris. She has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician at the Pacific, Colby, Salluzo and Orvieto festivals, among others.

She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including performance and research grants from Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale in Italy, the Allegro Festival, Conservatoire de Paris and recently, Live From Our Living Rooms, which culminated in a livestream recital of seldom heard works by Ruth Crawford Seeger and Robert Palmer. Highlights of the 2022 season include a national tour spotlighting piano repertoire by Black, modern composers and collaborations with musicians including kora master Malang Jobarteh.

She has co-founded co-directed Extensity, a concert series now in its second season, which aims to promote underrepresented and new voices. She was artist residence with Extensity at The Box Factory in Ridgewood, N.Y., in the summer of 2021.

Chelsea received her musical education from New York University, The Royal College of Music in London and The Juilliard School. She also holds a degree in English from Gallatin, NYU.

Seating and the bar open at 6:30 p.m., and this event is indoors. By COVID-19 guidelines, all guests will need to wear a mask when not actively eating and drinking and give proof of vaccination at the door.

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