Photo by Christian Steiner
Feb. 10, 4 p.m. in Ogden Hall
Tickets: $25 General, $20 Students with ID
Robert Sims, Gold Medal winner of the American Traditions Competition, has been hailed by critics for his rich tone, energetic performances, and convincing stage presence. Mr. Sims, lyric baritone, has been highly praised for his moving interpretations of African American spirituals and has given numerous recitals of them throughout the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia.
April 5, 8 p.m. in Ogden Hall
Tickets: $25 General, $20 Students
(Ticketholders will gain admittance into all events during HU’s Jazz Week April 1-5.)
Virtuosic and playful, pianist Cyrus Chestnut’s hard swinging, soulful sounds have become a staple in the jazz community. Blending contemporary jazz, traditional jazz and gospel, plus the occasional seasonings of Latin and samba, Chestnut gives himself plenty of freedom to explore different emotions, while keeping his music in recognizable form.
Tickets are available online through ticketmaster.com, or call the HU Convocation Center box office at (757) 728-6800, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.