Final events for New Harmonies exhibit scheduled

Posted: Monday, 26 October 2009

TROY—The final two installments of the “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” exhibition take place on Oct. 29 and Nov. 3.

Troy University, the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center and the Alabama Humanities Foundation are hosting the events, which are a part of the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition program and Alabama’s Museum on Main Street program.

Rounding out a three-lecture series, the final Roads Scholar Lecture Series presentation features Dr. Alan Jones, an author and professor of English at the University of West Alabama. Dr. Jones will deliver “Songs of Slavery: Black Folk Songs from Alabama” from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the Trojan Center Theater.

On Nov. 3, the Troy University Gospel Choir and the Community Gospel Choir will present gospel music on the Square in downtown Troy from 5:15 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. This is the final concert of a six-concert series.

Both the lecture and the concert are free and open to the public, as is the exhibit located in The Studio in downtown Troy.