UMass Fine Arts Center: "We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." Featuring Damien Sneed

On January 28, 2020
19:30 - 21:30
UMass Fine Arts Center
151 Presidents Drive
01103, Amherst

We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Featuring Damien Sneed

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

We Shall Overcome is a celebration of African-American music and the civil rights activists who have been inspired and electrified by the tradition. Interspersed with the spoken words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the evening brings together gospel and spirituals with jazz and Broadway tunes. The production is led by Damien Sneed, a conductor and composer whose unique understanding of these genres allows him to fluidly cover much musical ground. From Nina Simone to The Wiz, Stevie Wonder to traditional spirituals, it’s an evening of music that shows the lineage of these Civil Rights visionaries is still with us today.
Pre-performance talk in the lobby at 6:30 p.m.

$35, $25, $15; FAC Club Seating: $70; Five College Students and Youth 17 & Under: $10
Under40TIX become available for this performance January 10, 2020
Appropriate for all ages

nefa  This performance is funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.