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January 28, 2009

Concert commemorates February’s Black History Month at ULM Feb. 3

The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Division of Music will commemorate Black History Month with a special concert of inspiring music and texts by African-American composers and writers, starting at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 3, in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

ULM vocal faculty Susan Olson and Louis Nabors, and Visual and Performing Arts Associate Dean Matthew James, with voice performance graduate student Bianca Jackson, will sing inspirational pieces by H. Leslie Adams, William Grant Still, John Work, and Eugene Hancock. Coralie White, ULM piano faculty, will assist.

James Boldin, French Horn, will play the music of Justinian Tamusuza, while William Grant Still is the composer of a piece performed by Scot Humes, Alto saxophone.

Pamela Saulsberry will read a representative poem by Maya Angelou, and Tina Mullone of the ULM dance faculty will present “Ear Training,” with original choreography by Loris Anthony Beckles.

The Inter-Denominational Ensemble, directed by Nabors, will conclude the evening’s program.

The concert is free of charge and open to the public.

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