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FIU Festival of Bands Finale Concert presents Sound & Vision: African-America


Brenton F. Alston, conductor. The FIU Festival of Bands will culminate in a side-by-side concert with participating high school bands and the FIU Wind Ensemble in a continuation of the series, “Sound & Vision: “African-America.” In celebration of Black History month, audiences will enjoy works by Valerie Coleman’s soulful “Red Clay, Mississippi Delta” for chamber ensemble and “Roma” for full wind ensemble, Carlos Simon’s multi-media chamber work “White Only, Colored Only” along with his “ Amen!” for wind ensemble and Omar Thomas’ tribute to the tragedy at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church “Our New Day Begun.”