African-American Quilter’s Circle
Quilt Exhibit: Take Note
Take Note, featuring compositions created by the African American Quilt Circle of Durham. These individually composed quilts record music’s impact on each quilter’s history, culture, spiritual, emotional development, and daily life. The quilter’s renditions of favorite musicians, instruments, songs and musical experiences will make you reflect on your experiences with music. Music has, does, and always will play a role in your life, so treat you memory and sense of vision to the unforgettable symphony Take Note!
Exhibit runs through 10/29/2015.
Jambalaya Soul Slam
Click here to read about Dasan Ahanu. He is the founder and coach of our resident poetry slam team- Jambalaya Soul Slam.
“That moment when you open an email from the director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard and attached is a letter from Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. inviting you to be a Nasir Jones Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year and saying he looks forward to your acceptance of this appointment. Yep, that moment. It happened this evening. Harvard. I’m excited!” – Dasan Ahanu – Founder, Jambalaya Soul Slam/Bull City Slam
Tribute to Paul Robeson, Charlie Parker and Scott Joplin
May 17, 2015, Doors open at 4pm
William Henry Curry, Conductor
Special Guests: Gregg Gelb and Jason McKinney
Joplin – 4 Ragtime Classics
Carroll – Arrangements from the 1948 album “Charlie Parker and Strings”
Kern – Ol’ Man River from Showboat
Our Season Finale is an intimate, casual afternoon program with renowned jazz musician Gregg Gelb on saxophone and celebrated bass-baritone Jason McKinney, featuring the cool, classic sounds of Paul Robeson, a major force on stage and screen, Charlie Parker, legendary Grammy Award–winning jazz saxophonist and the toe-tapping music of Scott Joplin, “The King of Ragtime”.
Tickets: $25 Adult, $20 Senior 62+, $15 Student, Children 12 & Under Free
Purchase tickets from Etix here or at the Hayti Heritage Center.
Ticket purchase will not be taken over the phone.
Programs are subject to change. For updates: www.durhamsymphony.org