We Shall Overcome, A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We Shall Overcome, A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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North Central College presents We Shall Overcome, A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Saturday, February 23, 8pm in Wentz Concert Hall. Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "We Shall Overcome" showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King's recorded speeches. Producer and Musical Director Damien Sneed's career covers an incredible breadth of genres. He has conducted and collaborated major original works for Wynton Marsalis, regularly accompanies Jessye Norman, collaborated with Lawrence Brownlee, and has toured extensively with Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and the Clark Sisters. This production ties together a living lineage of music and culture that includes traditional gospel, modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway and spirituals. From Aretha Franklin, to Wynton Marsalis; Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder; Nina Simone to Donny Hathaway; and traditional spirituals and music from "The Wiz", Damien's unique understanding of each genre allows him to fluidly cover so much musical ground in a single performance. Composers including: Duke Ellington, Damien Sneed, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Wynton Marsalis. Songbooks of Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Donny Hathaway, Music from "The Wiz" "Damien is an extraordinarily talented, intelligent and well-rounded musician as well as a human being of depth and passion." - Jessye Norman "Damien Sneed is an ambassador for classical and gospel music who brings positivity, optimism and thoroughness to every occasion. His talent stretches across traditional divisions. In the realest sense, he uses his artistry to make our world a better place." - Wynton Marsalis.

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Event Details

Date: February 23, 2019
Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Location:
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave.
Naperville IL 60540

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Jessica Segal
630.637.7469
boxoffice@noctrl.edu


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    Steven P. Eschbach, CFA, CFC
    (312) 550-9965
    105 W Jackson Ave. | Naperville

  • Visit Website
    Providing Quality Real Estate Appraisals & Analysis on Naperville Properties Since 1994

  • Visit Website
    (630) 898-7860
    Custom Brick Driveways • Patios Entrances • Walkways
    DesignBrickPaving.com

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    South Naperville, Route 59 & 95th (630) 904-3600
    Naperville, Naper Blvd & 75th - (630) 983-9044
    www.frankgironda.com

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