SU’s Pulse and Syracuse Symposium to present Grammy-award winning vocal ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock
SU’s Pulse and Syracuse Symposium to present Grammy-award winning vocal ensemble Sweet Honey in the RockOctober 13, 2005Jaime Winne Alvarez email@example.com
On Oct. 30 at 2 p.m., Grammy-award winning vocal ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock will fill Goldstein Auditorium, in the Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center, with renditions of work songs, spirituals, gospel and blues in “a cappella style with a political ring.”
Tickets are $3 for SU students with valid SU I.D., $8 for SU faculty and staff and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the Schine Box Office. For more information, call (315) 443-4517 orvisit http://students.syr.edu/pulse.
Entering their fourth decade of creating “music with a conscience,” the women of Sweet Honey in the Rock weave together striking vocal harmonies and messages for change in the many traditions of African American music-including blues, spirituals, gospel hymns, African chants, hip hop and jazz improvisation.
“Sweet Honey in the Rock is a great example of why the Pulse program is so important to us,” says Carole Brzozowski, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. “The opportunity to hear Grammy Award-winning artists right here in our city is a valuable one for University and community members alike.”
The concert is sponsored by Pulse, which provides SU undergraduates with opportunities to attend and participate in cultural programs, performances, exhibitions and events on campus and in the community. The event is being held in cooperation with the Syracuse Symposium, a semester-long intellectual and artistic festival-hosted by The College of Arts and Sciences at SU-that celebrates interdisciplinary thinking, imagination and creation. It is also part of Parents Weekend 2005.