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Dr. Timothy Holley
Faculty Recital: Cello Music of African-American Composers
Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

North Carolina Central University associate professor of music, Dr. Timothy Holley will present “Mors janua vitae: Music in Progress and Process, Memory Projected Into The Future,” a recital of solo cello music of African-American composers at 7 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 22 in the Centennial Chapel.

The performance is given to honor the memory of the late Richard L. Banks, NCCU music professor and director and  the University Choir. Banks began the tradition of presenting a recital in the first week or very early in the academic year.

The program will include works of George Perle, Tania Leon, James Lee III, and Adolphus Hailstork. The program’s content will be centered on the works of Lee and Hailstork. “Abraham’s Sons, In Memoriam: Trayvon Martin” was composed in the summer of 2013, a few weeks following the trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman.

The “Sonata for Cello” of Hailstork was written in 2012 for Holley. Hailstork was the 1992 Cultural Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia and has taught at Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University for over 35 years.

The event is free and open to the University and Durham community, but the Centennial Chapel has limited seating.

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