Join the Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Sunday, February 19th to enjoy the Legacy Show, based on Hughes’s album of the same name. This show features the work of African-American composers, a perfect way to celebrate Black History Month. The show begins at 2:30 PM at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices coming soon.
The Legacy Show is a multimedia concert of music by African-American composers performed by violinist Tami Lee Hughes and pianist Byron Sean. The program features classical music infused with a variety of styles including spirituals, blues, gospel, hip hop, and jazz. Portraying cultural themes of the Antebellum Period, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Era, and Modern Times, the program binds music, spoken word, and imagery. Poems and narratives by such writers as Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou introduce each piece. Visual media, which is projected onto a large screen during the musical performances provides images of people, places, and events related to the African American Experience. A special component of the program is a tribute to African American Women, particularly iconic female musical artists. Inspired by Hughes’s critically acclaimed recording Legacy: Violin Music of African American Composers, the Legacy Show is more than a concert. It is a musical, cultural, and historical journey and it’s food for the soul.
A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Hughes shines as a premier artist, presenting soul-stirring performances that transcend culture. Critics rave that Hughes “rises to considerable technical challenges”, playing with a sound”reminiscent of Perlman”. Since making her debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, she has extensively toured the United States, Europe, and Central America, championing the music of African American composers.