Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sequenza 21/: Downtown Music Productions Presents Langston Hughes Black History Month Concert on February 17 in New York City

[Margaret Bonds, African American Composer & Pianist (1913-1972)]

Sequenza 21/:

Downtown Music Productions, Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Artistic Director, will present a very special Black History Month concert – Honoring Langston Hughes – Sunday, February 17 - 3 PM at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, 131 E. 10th Street at 2nd Avenue.

Works to be performed include Margaret Bonds’ “Minstrel Man” and “I, Too,” William Grant Still’s "The Breath of a Rose”; William Mayer’s “Dream Variations”* for Tenor and Piano and “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”; Dorothy Rudd-Moore’s “The Weary Blues”; Ricky Ian Gordon and Jean Berger’s “In Times of Silver Rain”; Timothy Brown’s “Dream Boogie”; Cecil Cohen’s “Death Of An Old Seaman” and Robert Owens’: “Genius Child.”

Performers will be Anthony Turner, baritone; David Robinson, tenor; Jeannine Otis, contralto; Erika Banks, soprano; Allison Semmes, soprano; Roz Woll, Mezzo soprano; Kermit Moore, cello; Ivan Thomas, bass and the Downtown Chamber Players.

Suggested donation for the February 17 concert is $10.

For reservations or more concert information, please contact Downtown Music Productions at 212-477-1594 or Visit them online at

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