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UNI to host concert in recognition of Americans facing prejudice

March 1, 2013

Hunter Capoccioni, instructor, UNI School of Music, 319-273-7535,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will present "What Happens to a Dream Deferred" concert in recognition of Americans who have faced prejudice and adversity based on their ethnicity or sexual preferences at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.

The concert will feature "Afro-American Fragments," which sets the poetry of Langston Hughes to a powerful musical soundscape and Henry Cowell's "Symphony no. 2," which was written while Cowell was serving time in San Quentin State Prison on "moral" charges for having a same-sex relationship.

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Hunter Capoccioni, instructor in the UNI School of Music, at 319-273-7535 or