Recital spotlights music of black composers

Event Information

5:40am - 5:40am

The orchestra program is performing a black composer recital in honor of Black History Month at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in Reinhart Auditorium, located at Merrillville High School, 276 E. 68th Pl. The public should enter door M at the back of the school. 

High school students from all three levels of orchestra classes, MHS orchestra alumni and professional string players will perform classical and contemporary pieces by composers of color.

Ticket are $5, and all proceeds go to the John Bradford Scholarship Fund which subsidizes private instruction for talented orchestra students with limited resources.

The recital will also feature the third movement “Even Pirates Get the Blues” from the “Pirate Suite,” music composed especially for the after-school jazz orchestra club by Charley Harrison, UCLA jazz professor and former assistant artistic director of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra. 

Merrillville High School


  • 276 E. 68th Place
  • Merrilliville, IN 46410