SOAC + School of Art & Communication

February 20, 2014, 8pm

Black History Month Concert - Lagerquist Concert Hall

The PLU Black History Month Concert is a tribute to the entrepreneurship of African Americans, featuring the legacy of their music, literature and art. After emancipation and the end of the Civil War, entertainment was an appealing and viable option to African Americans. Black music-makers not only had a means to make a reasonable living, but also to be a public voice for personal and community cultural expression.  

Featuring PLU student ensembles, including the University Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Chorale. It will also feature Tacoma community talent, including steel drum artist Obe Quarless, vocalist Marlette Buchanan, and DaNell Daymon and the Greater Works Chorale.

The musical program will not only showcase the music of African-Americans, but will also feature the music of European composers from the early 20th Century that were inspired by African-American music, including French composer Darius Milhaud’s La Creation du Monde and the second movement of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony. The PLU jazz ensemble will present the music of Duke Ellington, accompanying the PLU Swing Club dance troupe.


Call 253-535-7411 for tickets. 

  • $8 general admission
  • $5 for alumns and patrons over 55
  • Free to the PLU community and students under 18