The Sound of (Black) Music

Saturday, February 10
2024, 7:30 pm Hering Auditorium

Sponsored by ConocoPhillips, Usibelli Coal Mine, and Westmark Hotel & Conference Center

Recognized as among the “Best of Theater, 2021” by the New York Times, “The Sound of (Black) Music” is a vibrant one-act concert reimagining of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical through a utopian, Afrofuturistic lens full of love. Cherished songs such as “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” are recast through a Black roots music kaleidoscope of jazz, gospel, blues, soul, funk and Afro-beat.

The concert channels the singular musical gifts of some of today’s most talented Black musicians into an overflowing celebration of Black roots music. Vocalists Vuyo Sotashe, Brianna Thomas, Charenee Wade, Alexis Lombre and Zhanna Reed are supported by an electrifying band to bring to life the most joyous and loving presentation.

Subscription ticket: $33

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Individual ticket: $23-$48
Youth 18 and younger: $15

*Individual ticket prices include $3 outlet fee per ticket.

**Youth, seniors, and military service members are eligible for a $5 discount
on each ticket, available at checkout.


“One of the most titanically musical nights of my year, bringing gospel, soul and Afrobeat to Rodgers and Hammerstein in ‘The Sound of [Black] Music.'”
— The New York Times