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Pianist Cecil Lytle performs black composers' works Feb. 24

Cecil Lytle, professor of music and provost of Thurgood Marshall College at the University of California-San Diego, will perform a piano concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in Campbell Recital Hall of the Braun Music Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Presented by the African and Afro-American Studies Program in celebration of Black Liberation Month, the concert is titled "From Rags to Other Riches." It features the work of African American composers from ragtime to the present, including Nathaniel Dett, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Duke Ellington. Lytle also will perform the world premiere of a work by composer and trombonist George Lewis.

Co-sponsors of the concert are the Department of Music, the Committee on Black Performing Arts and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

For more information call (650) 723-3782.



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