Black History Month Concert - February 19

Black History Month Concerts 2023

Program 2: Sunday, February 19, 4pm

Join us in Rosen Concert Hall—no ticket or registration is needed. Or watch the Hayes School of Music Livestream

Introductory Remarks
Jamie Parson, J.D., Chief Diversity Officer


All My Trials, arr. by N. Grant Pfeifer
Ain'-a That Good News! (1937), arr. by William Dawson (1899-1990)
Treble Choir, Directed by Priscilla Porterfield
Eric Luke, piano


Gwendolyn Brooks (1969), by Haki R. Madhubuti (b. 1942)
Leon Lewis, reader


Romance in D-Flat for English Horn and Piano (2010), by H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932)
Alicia Chapman, English horn
Melissa Lesbines, piano


Mother's Sacrifice (published in 1909), by L. Viola Kinney (c. 1890-1945) 
Hiu-Wah Au, piano


 Follow Me (1919), by Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943)
Thomas McNeil, bass-baritone
Tyler Dellaperute, piano


African Flower (Petite Fleur Africaine) (1962), by Duke Ellington (1899-1974)
Blue Monk (1954), by Thelonious Monk (1917-1982)
Rob Falvo, vibraphone


Black Boys Play the Classics (1997), by Toi Derricotte (b. 1941)
Ryan James McGuckin, reader

His Mercy Endureth Forever (1992), by Richard Smallwood (b. 1975)
He’s Able, by Darwin Hobbs (b. 1968)
Amazing (2015), by Ricky Dillard (b. 1965)
Gospel Choir, Directed by DaVaughn Miller
DaVaughn Miller, piano
Alvin Carlisle, bass
Kendrick Davis, drums



H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932)

William Dawson (1899-1990)

Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943)

Nathaniel Dett






Nathaniel Dett biography

Ricky Dillard (b. 1965)

Duke Ellington (1899-1974)

Darwin Hobbs (b. 1968)

L. Viola Kinney (c. 1890-1945)

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982)

Richard Smallwood (b. 1975)