Potsdam assistant professor hosts concert to honor Black History Month
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 2:18 pm

POTSDAM -- Assistant Professor Lonel Woods will present a free concert honoring Black History Month Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Snell Music Theater, SUNY Potsdam.

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. The series explores and examines 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."

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

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