Ensemble Showcase: Music for Rosa Parks

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Tuesday / December 1, 2009 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
United States
Larry Watson

Faculty member Larry Watson presents four student groups for a series of afternoon and evening recitals ranging from soul and rock to gospel and Motown. The performances fall on the anniversary of the day Rosa Parks made history when she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus, December 1, 1955. 

4:00 p.m. Stage Performance WorkshopSingers will perform originals and pay tribute to Carole King, Stevie Nicks, Aretha Franklin, Perri, and the Winans.

5:00 p.m. Advanced Stage Performance WorkshopVeteran student vocalists will perform originals and music associated with the Brothers Johnson, Ray Charles Chaka Khan, Angela Bofield, Al Jarreau, and Peabo Bryson.

7:00 p.m. Foundations of Singing with Soul–Singers will tackle music by the Emotions, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, and Luther Vandross, among others.

8:00 p.m. Music of Motown–The finale concert features songs by Tina Marie, Switch, Diana Ross and the Supremes, and Gladys Knight and the Pips.

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.