Black History Month Concert in Boone on Feb. 18

Black History Month Concerts

Boone Program: Sunday, February 18, 4pm

Rosen Concert Hall - Free Admission - no ticket needed
This concert will also be live-streamed at at the time of the event.
About the Series


Opening Remarks
Christine Leist,  Interim Associate Dean for Student and Faculty Success, Hayes School of Music


My Heart Be Brave, by Marques Garrett (b. 1987)
This Little Light of Mine, arr. Robert Gibson (b. 1990)
Treble Choir, Directed by Priscilla Porterfield 


Suite for Violin and Piano, by William Grant Still (1895-1978)
   III. Gamin’
Nancy Bargerstock, violin
Melissa Lesbines, piano


“The coming step” (1987), by Justin Holland (1819-1887)
Performer: Adam Kossler, guitar


"Anyanghan Yanghan Idem" (2024), arr. Clement Okon (b. 1997)
Clement Okon, violin
Rob Falvo, percussion
Bair Shagdaron, piano


We, The Greatest Love Poem (2024), by Melania Luisa Marte
Afro-Latina (2020)
Performer: Leonardo Flores, reader


Magnolias, by Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943)
Performer: Hiu-Wah Au, piano


“His Own Soul,” from Eight Bible Vignettes (1943), by Nathaniel Dett
“My Lady Love,” from Magnolia Suite (1899)
Performer: Bair Shagdaron, piano


“Ode to the Maggot” (2021), by Yusef Komunyakaa (b. 1947)
“Anodyne” (2001)
Performer: Matthew Wimberley, reader


Blue In Green (1959), by Miles Davis (1926-1991)
Performer: Rob Falvo, vibraphone


Opportunity (1977), by Bobby McFerrin (b. 1950)
Performer: Sam Ambrose, tuba


Contrafact #4, by Todd Wright
Todd Wright, saxophone
Andy Page, guitar
Adam Booker, double bass