Amadi Azikiwe – 2023 Founder’s Concert
Saturday, May 13, 2023 – 3:00 PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church 2727 College Avenue,
This concert is held in tribute to Dr. W. Hazaiah Williams, Founder of Four Seasons Arts.
This concert is free of charge, but tickets are required – ORDER BELOW
Beethoven and Blues
Amadi Azikiwe, violin and viola
Mikael Darmanie, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) – Sonata in E flat op. 12 no. 3
Allegro con spirito
Adagio con molt’ espressione
David Baker (1931-2016) – Deliver My Soul
Coleridge – Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004) – Blue/s Forms
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) – Sonata in A major op. 47
Andante con Variazioni
Dr. Williams was one of the first African-American presenters of a major classical music concert series in the United States and it is to him that we offer this special tribute. His love of classical music began as a child when he attended concerts by legendary artists such as tenor Roland Hayes and contralto Marian Anderson, In 1958, at a time when the classical music world, and much of the rest of society, was racially segregated, he began presenting artists of all races and organizing racially diverse audiences. Over 40-plus years in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, he introduced to the world some of the finest musicians of our time.