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Hosted by:  Theatre Morgan and the MSU Jazz Ensemble
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SING ME A DREAM:
Music and Protest
Written and composed by Benny Russell
Conducted by Melvin N. Miles, Jr.
Spoken texts directed by Shirley Basfield Dunlap

"Sing Me a Dream: Music and Protest," an original, four-movement suite for a jazz orchestra, composed by Benny Russell, Morgan State alumnus, music educator,  jazz composer and virtuoso jazz saxophonist.  "Sing Me a Dream" features the Morgan State University Jazz Ensemble and spoken texts from Langston Hughes, Ossie Davis and James Weldon Johnson. The concert draws upon major texts from African American literature.
Movement I features "The Weary Blues,
" with text by Langston Hughes and music by Benny Russell.
Movement II is titled
"Prayers for Malcolm," with text by Ossie Davis, music by James Spaulding and arrangement by Benny Russell.
Movement III  is titled "Passing," with text by Langston Hughes and music by Benny Russell.
Movement IV  is titled
"God's Trombones," with text by James Weldon Johnson and music by Benny Russell.

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“Sing Me a Dream: Music and Protest,” an original, four-movement suite for a 17-piece orchestra, will be performed Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Joppa Hall Recital Hall #1 at Harford Community College. Composed by Benny Russell, Harford Community College adjunct music faculty and a jazz composer and musician, “Sing Me a Dream” features the Morgan State University Jazz Ensemble and spoken texts from Langston Hughes, Ossie Davis and James Weldon Johnson. The February concert draws upon major texts from African American literature. Movement I features “The Weary Blues,” with text by Langston Hughes and music by Benny Russell. Movement II is titled “Prayers for Malcolm,” with text by Ossie Davis, music by James Spaulding and arrangement by Benny Russell. “Passing,” with text by Langston Hughes and music by Benny Russell, is Movement III. The fourth and final Movement is titled “God’s Trombones,” with text by James Weldon Johnson and music by Benny Russell. - See more at: http://visitharford.com/event/Sing-Me-a-Dream-Music-and-Protest/2016-02-27#sthash.6stIsSex.dpuf

“Sing Me a Dream: Music and Protest,” an original, four-movement suite for a 17-piece orchestra, will be performed Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Joppa Hall Recital Hall #1 at Harford Community College. Composed by Benny Russell, Harford Community College adjunct music faculty and a jazz composer and musician, “Sing Me a Dream” features the Morgan State University Jazz Ensemble and spoken texts from Langston Hughes, Ossie Davis and James Weldon Johnson. The February concert draws upon major texts from African American literature. Movement I features “The Weary Blues,” with text by Langston Hughes and music by Benny Russell. Movement II is titled “Prayers for Malcolm,” with text by Ossie Davis, music by James Spaulding and arrangement by Benny Russell. “Passing,” with text by Langston Hughes and music by Benny Russell, is Movement III. The fourth and final Movement is titled “God’s Trombones,” with text by James Weldon Johnson and music by Benny Russell. - See more at: http://visitharford.com/event/Sing-Me-a-Dream-Music-and-Protest/2016-02-27#sthash.6stIsSex.dpuf

“Sing Me a Dream: Music and Protest,” an original, four-movement suite for a 17-piece orchestra, will be performed Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Joppa Hall Recital Hall #1 at Harford Community College. Composed by Benny Russell, Harford Community College adjunct music faculty and a jazz composer and musician, “Sing Me a Dream” features the Morgan State University Jazz Ensemble and spoken texts from Langston Hughes, Ossie Davis and James Weldon Johnson. The February concert draws upon major texts from African American literature. Movement I features “The Weary Blues,” with text by Langston Hughes and music by Benny Russell. Movement II is titled “Prayers for Malcolm,” with text by Ossie Davis, music by James Spaulding and arrangement by Benny Russell. “Passing,” with text by Langston Hughes and music by Benny Russell, is Movement III. The fourth and final Movement is titled “God’s Trombones,” with text by James Weldon Johnson and music by Benny Russell. - See more at: http://visitharford.com/event/Sing-Me-a-Dream-Music-and-Protest/2016-02-27#sthash.6stIsSex.dpuf
“Sing Me a Dream: Music and Protest,” an original, four-movement suite for a 17-piece orchestra, will be performed Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Joppa Hall Recital Hall #1 at Harford Community College. Composed by Benny Russell, Harford Community College adjunct music faculty and a jazz composer and musician, “Sing Me a Dream” features the Morgan State University Jazz Ensemble and spoken texts from Langston Hughes, Ossie Davis and James Weldon Johnson. The February concert draws upon major texts from African American literature. Movement I features “The Weary Blues,” with text by Langston Hughes and music by Benny Russell. Movement II is titled “Prayers for Malcolm,” with text by Ossie Davis, music by James Spaulding and arrangement by Benny Russell. “Passing,” with text by Langston Hughes and music by Benny Russell, is Movement III. The fourth and final Movement is titled “God’s Trombones,” with text by James Weldon Johnson and music by Benny Russell. - See more at: http://visitharford.com/event/Sing-Me-a-Dream-Music-and-Protest/2016-02-27#sthash.6stIsSex.dpuf
 
Showtimes
Friday, February 17, 2017 7:30 pm
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Saturday, February 18, 2017 2:00 pm
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Saturday, February 18, 2017 7:30 pm
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 $15: General Admission
$10: Students, MSU Faculty/Staff, Seniors
 
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