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2011 Festival

The 2011 African American Music Festival featured guest organist and composer Roy Belfield, Jr.

February 3, 2011, Esber Recital Hall

Roy Belfield, Jr., organ

  • Credo Suite ♦ Phillip Barnette McIntyre
  • I Am Bound for the Promised Land  ♦ Buckner Bamby
  • He Knows Just How Much We Can Bear ♦ Henry Sexton

Penn State United Soul Ensemble; Fonta Love, conductor

  • Oh Lord, How Excellent ♦ Richard Smallwood
  • Never Shall Forget ♦ Rev. John P. Kee

February 4, 2011, Esber Recital Hall

Matthew Weaver, violin; Anthony Leach, piano

  • Suite for Violin and Piano ♦ William Grant Still (Movement II suggested by Sargent Johnson's "Mother and Chile")

Grace Kim and Rebekah Mackley, violin; Matt Ross, viola; Patty McGowan, cello

  • Danzas de Panama ♦ William Grant Still

Ian Saunders, double bass

  • Improvisations on “Lift Every Voice and Sing/ Amazing Grace”

Barbara Roberts and Anthony Leach, piano

  • Solace and The Easy Winners (from Two Rags for Piano Four Hands) ♦ Scott Joplin, transcribed by Dallas and Nancy Weekley