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Moravian College Wind Ensemble to Perform February 22

Paul Carpenter, Morning Call Columnist to Narrate

Paul CarpenterBethlehem, Pa., February 20, 2013—The Moravian College Wind Ensemble (MCWE) will perform on Friday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the Foy Concert Hall. The concert, entitled "Anniversaries and Equal Rights," will feature The Morning Call columnist Paul Carpenter as guest narrator in Samuel Hazo's Today is the Gift and James Curnow's J.F.K.: In Memoriam. Also featured will be the Overture to Peronelle by Dr. Larry Lipkis, Moravian College's Bertha Mae Starner and Jay F. Starner Professor of Music and Composer in Residence.

The music on this performance marks several anniversaries of the struggle for Equal Rights in the United Sates, including: Roland Barrett's Month of the Cold Moon (based on the 1838-39 Native American "Trail of Tears"); Brant Karrick's They Shall Run and Be Free (commemorating the Underground Railroad and the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War); Samuel Hazo's Today is the Gift (honoring Rosa Parks and efforts toward desegregate in the U.S.); James Curnow's J.F.K.: In Memoriam (reflecting on this 50th anniversary of the assassination of our 35th President, a strong proponent of Civil Rights); Dana Wilson's To set the darkness echoing (written as a reflection on the American Civil Rights movement and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr); and James Hosay's We Hold These Truths (compiling many of the songs of the Civil Rights movement). The MCWE will begin the concert by performing Fanfare for Freedom by the well-known African-American composer, Quincy Hilliard.

Foy Concert Hall is located on Moravian College's Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus in historic downtown Bethlehem, Pa. General admission is $10, and $5 for students and seniors. This performance will be live-streamed on the Internet. For a PDF of the program and a link to the live-stream, point your browser to the MCWE Web site ten minutes before the performance at http://home.moravian.edu/public/music/instrumental/windEnsemble/index.htm.

If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Bill Bauman of the Music Department at 610-861-1650 or email at music@moravian.edu.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.