HU Musical Arts Society 2017-18 Season Events

Messiah Featured Conductor Mr. Jerry A. Bracey

Sunday, December 3, 2017 4:00 p.m. Ogden Hall OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

George Frederic Handel’s timeless oratorio with chorus and orchestra, Messiah, was composed in 1741. The scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible. This performance is a collaboration of the Director of University Choirs, Mr. Omar Dickenson and Director of the HU Chamber Orchestra, Mr. Jerry A. Bracey. Featuring guest soloists include Dr. Shelia J. Maye, soprano; Lenora Wesley, mezzo-soprano; Larry Hylton, Tenor and John Fulton, baritone.

Sweet Plantain

Friday, January 19, 2018 8:00 p.m. Ogden Hall

Sweet Plantain is a string quartet that fuses western classical traditions with hip hop, jazz improv., and Latin rhythms on which they were raised, thus bridging the gap between generations and musical genres.

Virginia Opera Presents Deep River: Marian Anderson’s JourneyArias & Duets

Friday, February 2, 2018 8:00 p.m. Ogden Hall

Virginia Opera presents its moving musical history of one of the most celebrated singers in the twentieth century. Marian Anderson became an important figure in the struggle for black artists to overcome racial prejudice in the United States. Virginia Opera celebrates Ms. Anderson’s incredible journey with a newly commissioned program about her rise to a pre-eminent spot among the world's concert artists despite racial attitudes of the times, which she met with courage, grace and determination..

Latin Ballet of Virginia Full Production of Fiesta Del Sol

Friday, March 30, 2018 8:00 p.m. Ogden Hall

Celebrating the history that influenced the rhythm, music and dance of Latin America. Through salsa, mambo, cumbia, flamenco and calypso, the unique, powerful and passionate artists of the Latin Ballet of Virginia will weave tradition, culture and politics into a tapestry of understanding the people and the history of Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain. Fiesta del Sol includes traditional music and dances from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Jamaica and Mexico, celebrating the folklore, myths, legends and cultures from the Caribbean and Latino America.

Hampton University Annual Week of Jazz

Monday - Friday, April 9-13, 2018 7:30 p.m. Ogden Hall

Doug Miller, Saxophonist, Composer, Clinician, Monday April 9, 2018 7:30 p.m. For Doug Miller, Jazz Saxaphonist, professional music has been a huge part of his life since the early 1970s, in the San Joaquin Valley and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He has played with some great local groups as well—The DeAnza Daddios, The LyraTones, The Johnny Lampson Band, Tuesday Night Live, The Joe Ferrari Big Band, andThe Swing Solution Big Band.

Hampton University Jazz Ensemble, (The New Royal Hamptonians), Jerry A. Bracey, Director Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:30 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The renowned Hampton University Jazz Ensemble is made up of excellent student musicians who exhibit outstanding ability to refine and interpret jazz styles. They have competed at the mobile Jazz Festival and performed for the Charlottesville Film Festival. Since the 1920s, this ensemble has been recognized for its performances locally and nationally.

Bobby BlackHat Band, Friday, April 13, 2018 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter and actor hails from Cleveland, Ohio and has been playing harp for over 40 years. Bobby is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Commander with 27 years of distinguished service which included serving as Military Aide to the President and being awarded the Coast Guard Medal for Heroism.

All performances are held at Hampton University's historic Ogden Hall. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the HU Convocation Center Box Office at 757.728.6800, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ogden Attire Required for all performances Contact the Music Department if you have questions 757-728-6508. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the HU Convocation Center Box Office at 757-728-6800, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tickets: $25 General Admission, Free to Students with HUID and $10 Non-HU Students with ID