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VAPA to present concert in commemoration of Black History Month

Published February 15, 2016

The University of Louisiana Monroe Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir will present a concert in commemoration of Black History Month on Monday, February 22, at 7:30 pm in Brown Theater.

There is no admission charge for this performance. Derle R. Long is conductor of the Wind Ensemble and Deborah Chandler conducts the Concert Choir. Guest conductor for this performance will be Jason Rinehart and special guest is Matthew James.

This concert features a wide variety of music styles and composers including Aaron Copland’s "Lincoln Portrait," which will feature Matthew James as narrator. The text of Lincoln Portrait is taken from Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address. Also featured on the program will be John Legend’s "Glory" and Samuel Hazo’s "Today is the Gift," composed in tribute to Mrs. Rosa Parks.  

For more information on this performance, contact the ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts at 318-342-3811.