'Year of Diverse Voices' Begins

08.30.2005 | Culture and SocietyA free recital that is part of the University of Dayton's Second Sunday series will kick off the University's "Year of Diverse Voices." The recital by UD music faculty will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, in Sears Recital Hall. The diverse voices theme for campus arts performances throughout the academic year will commemorate the centennial of the death of Paul Laurence Dunbar, a native Daytonian and world-famous African-American poet.

UD music faculty performers will be joined by UD professor emeritus of English Herbert Martin, who will read and perform Dunbar poems.

Eileen Sears, who died at age 103 in September 2004, also will be honored. Troy and Eileen Sears were long-time supporters of the University and provided funds for Sears Recital Hall.

The program will be followed by a reception, sponsored by UD's music department and the Graul chair in arts and languages.

For more community events celebrating the life and works of Dunbar, see www.celebratedunbar.org.

For more information, contact Eric Street, Graul chair in arts and languages, at (937) 229-3920.