Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color: An Evening of Art & Music

03/08/2019, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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Noelle Trent ntrent@civilrightsmuseum.org

Description:

Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color: An Evening of Art and Music is a concert highlighting the museum's current exhibition by photographer Andrew Feiler.  The program emphasizes the musical legacy of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and will include the world premiere of a symphonic suite, Without Regard to Sex Race or Color – Part 1 A Heavy Lift, by African-American composer, Doug Hooker. In addition to the suite, the program will feature music by twentieth century African-American composers and vocalists from HBCUs, IRIS Orchestra Artist Fellows, and University of Memphis students and faculty. The conductor for the evening will be African-American maestro Harvey Felder, Director of Orchestral Activities, Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, University of Memphis. The concert is produced in collaboration with IRIS Orchestra. . A reception will follow.