In celebration of Black Heritage Month, UNC School of Music faculty members will present a program of songs by Black composers on Tuesday, February 16, at 7:30pm. These songs represent a wide range of styles including rousing spiritual settings, intimate family portraits, passionate love songs, and calls for hope and resistance.

The program will feature singers Mary Kathryn Brewer, Derek Chester, Melissa Malde, Charles Moore, and William Wilson along with pianists Edward Rothmel and Katilyn Rittner. Composers include Betty Jackson King, Damien Sneed, Florence Price, H. T. Burleigh, and Robert Owens, with musical settings of poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Laurence Hope, and Herman Hesse.