Fusion: Poetry Voiced in Choral Song

A Collaborative Project with JMU's Furious Flower Poetry Center

Wednesday, September 24 @ 8 pm

CONCERT HALL


PHOTOS COURTESY OF MORGAN STATE, RANDY KLEIN AND WWW.ARIZONATHEATRE.ORG

This uplifting choral celebration features Broadway sensation Aurelia Williams, the Morgan State University Choir directed by Eric Conway, and the JMU Madison Singers and Chorale, with original music composed by Randy Klein and based on the poetry of Margaret Walker, Michael Harper and Yusef Komunyakaa. Aurelia Williams has performed in many Broadway shows both regionally and in New York City, including: Dreamgirls; Ain't Misbehavin’; Smokey Joe’s Café; All Shook Up; Menopause the Musical; Caroline, or Change; and Nunsense. An award-winning pianist, computer and record producer, Randy Klein is the president of Jazzheads, an independent record label featuring improvised jazz.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • Fifth Anniversary Season at the Forbes: Bruce and Lois Forbes Share Their Story  



  • Ailey II dances its way to the top of the 2014-2015 Masterpiece Season



  • Master storyteller David Gonzalez returns with a modern twist on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty



  • Prepare to enter "a wonderful world of breathtaking magic" with the internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes!