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


  • American Shakespeare Center Wins Forbes Center's 2016 Circle of Excellence in the Arts Award



  • The Havana Cuba All-Stars bring the music of their rich culture to America for the first time!



  • Renowned British actor Julian Sands delivers a solo tour-de-force in "A Celebration of Harold Pinter" 



  • Experience masterful musicianship by the Grammy-nominated National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine!