Social Justice Summit Concert

Please join the HSU Department of Music as they present a free concert culminating the week-long HSU Social Justice Summit with a set of inspiring music and poetry on Saturday, March 7th at 4:30 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.  The Social Justice Summit Concert will include several small ensembles and a choir of singers amassed from HSU choral groups as well as many community members.  HSU Vice Provost Mary Oling-Sisay will read text by 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee for Gwyneth Walker's The Peacemakers for for Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Violoncello.  The instrumentalists for this work will be clarinetist Virginia Ryder, violinist Cindy Moyer, violist Sherry Hansen, and cellist Garrick Woods.  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, a stunning choral setting by composer Bryan Sharpe, will be performed by the HSU University Singers, conducted by Rachel Samet.  Cellist Garrick Woods and pianist Daniela Mineva will perform Sonata for Cello and Piano by Leo Schnittke.  The amassed choir will perform works including I Dream a World by the American composer and conductor Andre Thomas, featuring the poetry of Langston Hughes, and will invite the audience to sing along to Be The Change, a beautiful and rousing song by Marc Kaplan and Colin Britt.  This song is from the Justice Choir Songbook at and is available for free download for anyone to enjoy.  This concert is FREE for everyone.  Find out more about the Social Justice Summit at