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Roland Hayes Tribute Concert
February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
The Harris Arts Center and Roland Hayes Museum Committee are proud to announce “From Spain to Spirituals”, a Roland Hayes Tribute Concert featuring John Wesley Wright and Danielle Cumming. Join us Sunday, February 23 at 3p.m., for an intimate afternoon of music with works from the Spanish Golden Age to arrangements of African American folk melodies as we honor the legacy of Roland Hayes through music.
Tenor and Northwest Georgia native John Wesley Wright, D. M. A., is known for his soulful interpretations of music from baroque to Broadway. Holding degrees from Maryville College and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Wright has performed as a soloist and in professional ensembles throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. A member of the internationally acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble, Wright has garnered top prizes from the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Metropolitan Opera National Council, and is winner of the American Traditions Competition 2000. Dr. Wright is a native of Rome, Georgia and coordinates the voice and opera programs at Salisbury University on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Classical guitarist Danielle Cumming has given recitals in North America and Europe, served on international guitar competition juries, and is in high demand for her skills as a master class facilitator. She holds a Doctor of Music in Performance from McGill University and a Master of Music in Performance from the University of Toronto, where she studied with the renowned guitarist Norbert Kraft. After a year of study in Spain, Cumming released her solo CD, postcards, a recording of 20th century repertoire with world music influences. She is sponsored by the D’Addario guitar string company. Danielle is head of Guitar Studies at Salisbury University, and is Artistic Director of Marlow Guitar International which presents concerts, master classes, and education outreach in the Washington, DC area.
The Harris Arts Center is pleased to welcome both accomplished artists to the HAC stage. Tickets for this event are $15 General Admission, $12 Seniors/Students, and $10 HAC Members and may be purchased online or at the Harris Arts Center.