Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Jan 18 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312 - news@concord.edu

Galen Appearing At Concord University's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

ATHENS - Acclaimed flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq will be the featured speaker/performer for Concord University’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 the University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is announcing.

The evening’s events include dinner at 6 p.m. in the Stateroom of the Jerry L. Beasley Student Center. Galen’s lecture and performance will follow at 7:30 p.m. at the Subway Stage.

Cost for the dinner is $15 per person and reservations are required. Reservations may be made by calling Debbie Weiss at 304-384-5256. The lecture and performance are free and open to the public.
In his lecture Galen will discuss the impact of music on the Civil Rights Movement. This will be the theme of Concord

University’s Black History month celebration in February. Those attending the dinner will have the opportunity to meet Galen personally.

Galen, from Montclair, N.J., has performed both domestically and internationally for over 30 years. A former student of the Berklee College of Music, Boston, Mass., and a graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J, he holds a master’s degree in fine arts and education. He is an arranger, composer, director, educator and writer.

He has performed and recorded with some of the world’s greatest recording artists. Among them are pianist Billy Taylor, Sonny Phillips, Gwen Guthrie, Eddie Gladden, Grachan Moncur III, Jimmy Heath, Clifford Adams, Curtis Boyd, John Patton, Melba Moore, Freda Payne and Sun Ra.

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