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A Musical Celebration Of Roland Hayes On The UTC Campus
The concert hall in the fine arts center on our campus - the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - bears the name of Roland Hayes.
The early years of the African-American lyric tenor and composer were shaped in this city.
Next week, Jackson Caesar - a tenor himself - will perform the music of Hayes in a one-person show from the stage of that hall.
The free concert - “Spirituals: Celebrating the Music, Life and Legacy of Roland Hayes” is on Monday, February 13th starting at 7:30 PM.
I spoke with Jackson Caesar - and Dr. Kenyon Wilson, interim department head of Performing Arts here at UTC.