Vocal Recital Explores 'Black Images in Musical Theater' Feb. 8


Assistant Professor of Voice Dr. Lonel Woods will present a concert honoring Black History Month on Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.

Titled “The Great White Way: Black Images in American Musical Theater,” this Crane recital will be the third in a series of annual Black History Month concerts which explore and examine the images of African-Americans in vocal music, as seen through the eyes of white and non-white composers, lyricists and performers.

The performance will include selections from musicals such as “Showboat,” “Porgy & Bess,” “Once on this Island,” “The Wiz,” “Dreamgirls,” “Ragtime,” “The Lion King,” “Caroline, or Change,” “Aida,” “The Civil War” and “Smokey Joe’s Café.”

Dr. Woods, a tenor, will be joined by Julie Miller on the piano, as well as vocal performance majors from The Crane School of Music.

This event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

For more information about SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, please visit www.potsdam.edu/crane.

Founded in 1886, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane includes an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures and concerts presented by faculty, students and guests each year. The Crane School of Music is the State University of New York’s only All-Steinway institution.