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A Ride on the Underground Railroad Concert

Date: 02/10/13
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Audience: Public
Sponsored By: This production is funded in part by the Kenneth Davenport Residency Program, the Poné Ensemble, the Department of Music, American Opera Projects, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Office of the Dean of Fine and Performing Arts.
Cost: $12 general admission, $8 seniors, SUNY New Paltz faculty & staff, $5 students (with ID)
Location: Julien J. Studley Theatre
Contact: Annette Lawrence, x2700, lawrenca@newpaltz.edu
Web Site: http://www.newpaltz.edu/music

Explore the Underground Railroad through contemporary and traditional music of African Americans. The program includes excerpts from the opera "Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed that Line to Freedom'" as well as "Runagate, Runagate'" "Wade in the Water," "Go Down Moses (Newly commissioned arrangements), "Maple Leaf Rag," and "Songs of Harriet Tubman." Performers include soprano Sumayya Ali, tenor David Hughey, mezzo-soprano Patrice Eaton, the Poné Ensemble for New Music, the Newburgh Free Academy and SUNY New Paltz University Choir.