Sunday, February 5, 2012 Drexel Concert Band at Kimmel Center 7 PM Feb. 29 in Bonds, Coleman, Dickerson, Hailstork, Nelson & C.C. White

[Valerie Coleman]

Adolphus C. Hailstork (b. 1941) and Margaret A. Bonds (1913-1978) are profiled at, which features a complete Works list for Margaret Bonds by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,

Drexel Concert Band plays at the Kimmel Center 
at Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia 
Wednesday, February 29th starting at 7:00 PM US/Eastern and ending at 10:00 PM. 
The Drexel University Concert Band, part of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, will take the stage at the Kimmel Center for an evening dedicated to a wide range of African American composers. The concert includes two newly commissioned pieces by Valerie Coleman, Roma and Umoja, as well as Clarence Cameron White’s Triumphal March, Roger Dickerson’s Essay for Band, Oliver Nelson’s Fugue and Bossa and Adolphus Hailstork’s Look to This Day, with Drexel’s University Chorus and members of the Drexel University Gospel Choir. Drexel faculty member, Baritone Perry Brisbon, will also present Margaret Bonds’ Dream Variation. The Coleman commissions involve a consortium of 25 university bands, including Yale, Clemson, Morgan State, and Auburn, and were initiated by Drexel. 
*There will be a 7 p.m. discussion followed by an 8 p.m. concert

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