Mount Union College Plans Events for Black History Month

April 19, 2010

Cellist Karen Patterson will be performing on Tuesday February 7, at 10:30 a.m. in Presser Recital Hall as the Black History Month Keynote Performance sponsored by the Black Student Union and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at Mount Union College.


Cellist Karen Patterson

Karen Patterson

Patterson uses a variety of music, visual art, dance and theatre in her performances and will be accompanied by several other very talented musicians and dancers to begin this year's celebration of Black History, Class and Culture.

From the Underground Railroad Stroll to the Village Meeting ' each of her performances is a celebration of humanity. She integrates a variety of arts ' performance, visual, dance and theatre ' to tell stories ... stories concerned with history, culture and musical heritage, stories that celebrate the beauty of diversity, stories that demonstrate the value of cooperation and the idea of commonality.

Patterson earned her undergraduate degree from Ohio University and graduate degree from Antioch International University. She specialized in German Language Studies at the Goethe Institute and cello with Gerhard Hamann at the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik in Trossingen, Germany. She has played in the master classes of Mistislav Rostropovich and Janos Starker and studied jazz improvization with Keter Betts, bassist for Ella Fitzgerald.

On Sunday, February 12 the Black Student Union Production will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall.

There will be a showing of Anne Rice's 'Feast of All Saints' on Tuesday, February 14 at 6 p.m. at the Black Cultural Center located at 243 W. Simpson St.

Voice of Testimony, Kent State University Gospal Choir, will perform on Tuesday, February 21 at 6 p.m. in Dewald Chapel.

The Black Student Union Soul Food Dinner/Fashion Show will be held on Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hoover-Price Campus Center Dining Commons.

On Tuesday, February 28 at 6 p.m. 'Poetry and the Spoken Word' with music featuring The Carson Barnes Quartet will be held in the Hoover-Price Canpus Center Dining Commons.

For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (330) 823-7288.

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