A Centennial Birthday Celebration for
American Composer Richard Rodgers
RADFORD - Radford University's
Highlander Records is honoring one of America's greatest
composers, Richard Rodgers, with a centennial birthday celebration
Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. in Shaftman Performance Hall, The
Jefferson Center, Roanoke. Cost is $15 general admission and $10
students and senior citizens.
The Richard Rodgers Centennial Celebration will consist of a
unique songbook featuring Rodgers' memorable works, all composed
in collaboration with two of the most renowned lyricists of the
so-called Golden Age of Musicals - Larry Hart and Oscar
Hammerstein. Highlander Record recording artists Elizabeth Curtis
and George Parish along with RU musicians Caryl Conger, Joseph
Scartelli and Al Wojtera will perform "Blue Moon," "The Lady is a
Tramp," "Bewitched" and selections from the musicals Oklahoma,
South Pacific and Carousel plus many others that are a part of the
American musical tradition.
The Richard Rodgers Centennial is a nationwide celebration. RU
along with groups such as the Smithsonian Institute, The Kennedy
Center and the Library of Congress, are organizing events to honor
For tickets call the Jefferson Center box office at (540) 345-2550
or RU at (540) 831-5141.
information, call (540) 831-5119
Radford University’s Highlander
Records, operated by RU’s music business program, has established
a partnership with Barnes and Noble Bookstore. The record label’s
CDs By Departing Light, Little Girl Blue and Jacin Nagao are now
available in Barnes and Noble stores in Roanoke and
Christiansburg. Artists from recent and future CDs will be
performing at the Christiansburg store.
“Highlander Records is pleased to have the opportunity to work
together with Barnes and Noble. We believe that the upcoming
performances represent the beginning of a great partnership,” says
Highlander Records director Denise Dabney.
To learn more, contact Dabney at (540)
831-5119 or (540) 831-5548