A Celebration of Black History Month 2/18/07

On Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 8:00pm in Kenan Auditorium the Wilmington Symphony performs the pioneering Symphony #1 of William Grant Still. Wilmington Favorites Joy Murell and Marva Robinson sing spirituals specially arranged for symphony orchestra by Conductor Dr. Steven Errante and New Orleans composer Roger Dickerson is on hand for the world premiere of his featured art song's orchestral version. Saturday evening's spotlight will also be on the winners of the WSO's 30th Annual Student Concerto Competition. High School Division winner Lindsey Vickers performs Mozart's Piano Concerto #12 in A and UNCW Division winner Jon Tucker performs Paul Maurice's Tableaux de Provence for alto saxophone and orchestra.Tickets for Saturday evening are $20, 18 and $4 for students and youth under 17 and can be purchased through the Kenan Auditorium Ticket Office calling 962-3500 or 1-800-732-3643. On Saturday Feb. 18th at 4:00pm the Wilmington Symphony travels to Union Missionary Baptist Church for a special matinee program featuring the Union Choir directed by George Miles, soloists Joy Murrell and Marva Robinson, and an encore performance of William Grant Still's Symphony No.1. Tickets for Saturday's matinee are $10 for adults and free for youth under 17 years and can be purchased  at the offices of the Wilmington Journal, St. Luke AME Zion or the Wilmington Symphony at 791-9262.