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APSU presents Robinson-Oturu, Wade in concert

Austin Peay State University Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts present Gail Robinson-Oturu, soprano, and Patsy Wade, piano, in concert.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

I like for my concerts to be enjoyed and be enriching and uplifting, says Robinson-Oturu. The first half of the concert will involve a variety of love songs. The second half will feature songs by African-American composers.
Austin Peay State University Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts present Gail Robinson-Oturu, soprano, and Patsy Wade, piano, in concert.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

“I like for my concerts to be enjoyed and be enriching and uplifting,” says Robinson-Oturu. “The first half of the concert will involve a variety of love songs. The second half will feature songs by African-American composers.”

The concert will include “Alleluia” by Mozart, two songs from Richard Strauss, Rachmaninoff's “Vocalise,” plus two arias, “Depuis le jour” from the opera “Louise” by Charpentier, and “O rendetemi la speme…Qui la voce,” from the opera “I Puritani” by Bellini.

The second half of the concert will highlight African-American composers and arrangers. Two creole songs arranged by Camille Nickerson and an art song by H. Leslie Adams will be presented. The recital also will feature two spirituals, “This Little Light of Mine,” arranged by Hale Smith, and “Ain't a-That Good News,” arranged by Jacqueline Butler Hairston.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information on the concert, telephone the music department at (931) 221-7818. — Crissy Laubach-Young