Saturday, February 6, 2010 Marvin V. Curtis Performs at 'Heart Strings' Feb. 7

(Marvin V. Curtis)

On August 29, 2008 we quoted as saying: “Marvin V. Curtis has been named conductor for the South Bend Symphonic Choir, an ensemble in residence at Indiana University South Bend. Curtis recently was appointed dean of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of Music at IUSB and had been the assistant dean and choral director at Fayetteville (N.C.) State University before coming to IUSB.” On Feb. 20, 2009 AfriClassical excerpted a Black History Month story in The South Bend Tribune, “Concert designed to 'Lift Every voice.'”
February 5th, 2010 04:43pm
'Heart Strings' brings pianist/composer Marvin Curtis, jazz man Stanley Baird, to town
by John Staton
“A nationally known authority on on African-American music and an acclaimed jazz musician are coming to perform in Wilmington.

Marvin Curtis (above), a pianist and composer who wrote 'The City on the Hill,' a choral work performed at President Clinton’s 1993 inauguration, will perform at 'Heart Strings: Music for the Soul,' a benefit concert for New Hanover County Community Action.” “Heart Strings is 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at St. Stephen AME Church, 601 Red Cross St. in Wilmington.”

Curtis is a former choral director at Fayetteville State University and he’s now Dean of the Raclin School of Arts at Indiana University South Bend. His works have been performed by orchestras across the nation. In December, he directed the South Bend Symphonic Choir on the State Floor of the White House. 'Heart Strings' will also have performances by the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and the Fayetteville State University Choir.”

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