Black History Month Concert presented by the Department of Music

“Black Spirit and the Struggle for Freedom” featuring the Hofstra Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra, Hofstra student dancers, invited choral ensembles from Hempstead High School and Uniondale High School and internationally-acclaimed soloists Diana Solomon-Glover, Robert Mack and Sidney Outlaw. Hofstra student actors will guide the audience through a semi-historical narrative highlighting important milestones in Black culture and the struggle for freedom in the United States and the world. The audience will hear re-enactPhotos by Janette Pellegrini. (L to r) Sherrell Bush, Theresa Cooper, Trishena Conner, Calvin Booker, Emily Tung, Loi Nelson, Martha Lavery.ments of Marian Anderson’s famous 1939 concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, tenor Roland Hayes’s controversial recital debut in Germany, Billie Holiday’s courageous performance of “Strange Fruit” and Nelson Mandela’s address to a crowd of thousands in Cape Town, South Africa following his release from prison in February, 1990. Choreographer Mickey Davidson will tie the concert together with dances from the Ragtime and Swing to South African boot dance.


Date/Time:      Sunday, February 17, 3 p.m.

Location:         John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus

Tickets:           $15 general admission

                      $12 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID

                      One free ticket with current faculty/staff/student HofstraCard



Tickets on sale beginning January 15.

 For tickets and information, unless otherwise noted, please contact the John Cranford Adams Playhouse Box Office at 516-463-6644, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.


The Department of Music has many student recitals scheduled for the spring 2013 semester. For more information, please contact the Hofstra Music Department at 516-463-5490 or visit the Department of Music.

Sunday, February 17, 2013


$12-$15 without Hofstra Card



Sosnoff Theater at John Cranford Adams Playhouse
Adams Playhouse
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

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Playhouse Box Office
Phone: 516-463-6644

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