Conductor To Pay Tribute to Maya Angelou in October 8th Concert


On October 8th, the FIU School of Music will present its Wind and Percussion Arts Series, featuring the FIU Wind Ensemble and newly appointed conductor Dr. Brenton Alston in a passionate journey that pays tribute to the late Maya Angelou. According to Dr. Alston,

“I have always been inspired by poetry and music. With the recent passing of Dr. Maya Angelou, I sought for a meaningful way to pay tribute to her legacy and bring together poetry and music in performances for our students and community. One day while walking, I remembered a lyric, “your life becomes a travelogue, of picture-postcard charms,” from Joni Mitchell’s Amelia, and the concert series began to take shape. I chose to focus on the music and poetry from many different regions: France, England, New England, China, Japan and the unknown area of outer space and the inner depths of our own soul. This concert series is filled with inspired music from amazing composers.”

The concert will take place at the Herbert and Nicole Performing Arts Center Concert Hall on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:30pm. Ticket prices range from $5-10 and can be purchased online at, at the door, or by calling 305-348-0496. For more information, click here.



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