Thursday, November 3, 2011

Philip Rogers sings Robert Owens settings of Spirituals & Langston Hughes Poems Nov. 5, Decatur, Georgia

[TOP: Robert Owens (b. 1925) (Cinnabar Records) BOTTOM: Dr. Philip J. Rogers]

Dr. Philip J. Rogers, baritone, and Valda Bell, piano, will perform works of Robert Owens (b. 1925) at 5 PM Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Hillside Presbyterian Church, 1879 Columbia Drive, Decatur, Georgia. A biography of Robert Owens may be found at The website of Philip Rogers, D.M.A. is:

Dr. Rogers writes:
“Hello All,
You are cordially invited to attend the first in a series of Concert/Recitals featuring compositions of Robert Owens presented by Adagio Productions, Inc. - a 501(c)3 established to promote American History through the eyes of creative artists.

"Robert Owens was born in Denison, Texas, raised in Berkeley, California, has had a successful concert and composing career in Europe for several decades, and currently resides in Munich, Germany. In 1957 he was introduced to Langston Hughes who gave him a book of poems to set to music. I will perform two Song Cycles that Mr. Owens set to that poetry and I will also perform a third song cycle of Six Negro Spirituals that he arranged. Please see the attached poster and program.

"Saturday, November 5 at 5pm
Hillside Presbyterian Church
Decatur, Georgia 30032
Admission is Free
Tax Deductible Contributions welcome

"Special guest literary and musical context introductions by Dr. Akiba Harper, Langston Hughes scholar and Kathy Kelly-George. We look forward to seeing you then.
-Philip Rogers, D.M.A."

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