The Who’s on the Move, Artist Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the undeniable impact that the arts and local artists have on our communities. One of the main drivers of a strong local economy as well as attracting talent to a region is the critical role the arts has in our community. Please enjoy watching, listening and supporting our artists in this series. We welcome you to share these videos with your business contacts and friends through social media.
We would like to thank our sponsor of this video series:
Paul Sánchez, Director of Piano Studies, College of Charleston
Dr. Paul Sánchez’ most recent CD is a collaboration with baritone Will Liverman titled Dreams of a New Day, Songs by Black Composers. It reached number 1 on Billboard’s “Traditional Classical Albums” chart for the week of February 27, 2021, and has been featured in print by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and on-air by NPR and others. The original piece by Shawn Okpebholo, Two Black Churches, also features a poem written Charleston-based Poet Laureate, Marcus Amaker.
Dr. Sánchez is Director of Piano Studies and the International Piano Series at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He is a co-founder of the San Francisco International Piano Festival, the Charleston Chamber Music Intensive, and the Dakota Sky Foundation.
Sánchez, a Fulbright fellow from 2005–2007, earned his Master of Spanish Music degree under the legendary Alicia de Larrocha.
Below is a full performance of Two Black Churches from Dreams of a New Day, Songs by Black Composers. Paul Sánchez on piano and Will Liverman, baritone. The piece was written by Shawn Okpebholo, Professor of Music Composition and Theory at Wheaton College.