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Tribute to Freedom: A Celebration of Black History

  • Date & Time
    • Thursday, February 23, 2023 7:20pm to 9:00pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    On February 23rd, the University of Florida Wind Symphony is proud to present a concert, free to the public, in recognition of the contributions of Black and African-Americans to both the wind band world and our country. The program will include a piece written by the first African American composer to win a Pulitzer Prize, works that feature the words of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, music that honors the victims of the tragic shooting in Charleston, SC at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Negro National Anthem, and more! The University of Florida Concert Choir will also be featured!

    This program will also feature two of our graduate conductors: Dr. Dré Graham and Mr. Preston Ridgell, alongside our music director, Dr. David Waybright.

    The concert will begin at 7:20pm and will be held in the University Auditorium (next to Century Tower).

    We hope you will consider joining us for our "Tribute to Freedom: A Celebration of Black History"!

  • Venue
    University Auditorium
    333 Newell Drive
    University Auditorium Website