Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Angelica Hairston: Challenge the Stats will present a free concert in Atlanta on Saturday, February 24 at 7 p.m. celebrating diversity in the classical performing arts

Angelica Hairston

Angelica Hairston writes:

Challenge the Stats will present a free concert in Atlanta on Saturday, February 24 at 7 p.m. celebrating diversity in the classical performing arts. The concert will feature 11 high caliber African American and Latino instrumentalists, including performances by harpist Angelica Hairston, a cello sextet led by Clayton State University cello instructor Ismail Akbar, a world-premiere composition for harp and tenor by Joel Thompson, and commentary from Dr. Paula Grissom, Chair of Music at Spelman College. The concert will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 1328 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta.

A $10 pre-concert Dinner and Discussion opens the event at 5:30 p.m. as NPR Personality (WABE 90.1 FM) Lois Reitzes moderates a panel of Atlanta arts leaders discussing tangible thoughts and ideas on creating a more diverse, inclusive and equitable arts field.

Challenge the Stats was founded by Angelica Hairston, Artistic Director of the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble. The concert is partly-funded by the inaugural NPR From The Top Arts Leadership Grant.

For more information contact:
Angelica Hairston  770-605-6333

Comment by email:
Thank you, Bill!  It's so wonderful to have your constant support!  Angelica  [Angelica Hairston]

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