Part of the Music Speaks series
Musical Journalism: Continuing a Legacy through the Flute
This is a concert inspired by Adam W. Sadberry’s late grandfather and unsung hero of the Civil Rights Movement, L. Alex Wilson. Wilson’s work as an editor and journalist changed the world through covering pivotal Civil Rights events including the lynching of Emmett Till, the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the desegregation of Central High School by the Little Rock 9, the last of which played a part in Wilson’s transformation into a martyr. In this concert, Adam intertwines articles that he collected from the archives of the Tri-State Defender, Wilson’s newspaper in Memphis, TN, with music and dance that contextualizes the humanity and inhumanity of the stories.
WILLIAM GRANT STILL – Mother and Child
FRED ONOVWEROSUOKE – Six Variations on a Pende Tune for Solo Flute
VALERIE COLEMAN – Wish Sonatine
DAMEUN STRANGE – Commissioned Work
UNKNOWN – “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON – "Lil’ Lite o’ Mine"
$15 student tickets are available by phone or in person. Call the box office at 212 501 3330.