N.O.’s Opera Creole to perform at Southern

Southern University’s Department of Music will present the New Orleans vocal group Opera Creole at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 23 in the Recital Hall of the DeBose Music Building. The event is part of the University’s year-long celebration of the Black composer and the concert series, “The Black Composer Speaks: The African American Classical Music Tradition.”

Opera Creole is an ensemble of professional artists who natives of New Orleans or just live in the city. The ensemble is dedicated to educating students, sharing the contributions of Louisiana Creole composers with the community, and preserving the Creole culture through historical and genealogical research, education programs and celebrations.

The concert will consist of a standard operatic repertoire, musical works by composers of color, and New Orleans 19th Century free Creoles.

Admission to the event is $15 for adults, $5 for students with a valid university ID. Admission will be accepted at the door only.
For more information, contact the SU Department of Music at (225) 771.3440 or (225) 771.5984.

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