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February 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

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  • 7:30 pm | Wed, Feb 27, 2019 | Harold Miossi Hall
  • Ticket Prices

  • Adult: $38-58
  • Student, staff and faculty: $30.40-46.40

Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and curated by musical director, multi-instrumentalist, composer and conductor Damien Sneed, We Shall Overcome showcases a repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders. Interwoven with spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches, an awe-inspiring assemblage of vocalists tie together a living lineage of music and culture that includes traditional gospel, modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway and spirituals. From Aretha Franklin and Wynton Marsalis to Duke Ellington and Stevie Wonder, from traditional spirituals to music from
The Wiz, vast musical ground is fluidly covered in a single performance.

“Damien Sneed is an ambassador for classical and gospel music who brings positivity, optimism and thoroughness to every occasion… He uses his artistry to make our world a better place.” 
– Wynton Marsalis 

Featuring The Cuesta Chamber Singers and Cuesta Voce

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Show Sponsors

Mary Kay Harrington & Thom Brajkovich, Carol MacCurdy & Tom Nuckols, The Apple Farm, Blaze Pizza, Subplot Studio, The Sun



February 27, 2019
7:30 pm
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