Old Dominion University to Mark Constitution Day with Collaborative Concert « News @ ODU

Old Dominion University will mark Constitution Day with a collaborative concert exploring the concept of truth through music and mixed media.

“What is Truth? An Interactive Brass and Media Concert for Constitution Day” will be held September 11 at 3 p.m. at the Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, room 1201.

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day are observed annually to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and to recognize all those who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.

The concert will be conducted by Mike Hall, professor at the ODU F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music and Conn-Selmer Trombone Performing Artist, and guest artist Ronnie Ingle, professor of trumpet at the University of North Dakota.

It will feature live and recorded music with lyrics by Johnny Cash and works by JS Bach, Jacob TV, David Sampson, Ben Hase, Peter Meechan, Thomas Kelly, Matthew Murchison, Steven Bryant, Mark Phillips and Kit Turnbull.

“Our goals are to promote thoughtful reflection on the nature of truth and to recognize how current beliefs about truth correspond to the reality of the world around us, especially when interpreting important documents like the U.S. Constitution,” said Hall said.

The event is free and open to the public. It will also count as a recital attendance credit for music students.

Later this month, ODU’s Department of Political Science and Geography will host “Shaping America: How the Constitution Makes America What it Is.”

It will take place September 20 from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Batten Arts and Letters Building, room 1012, and will feature ODU’s Athena King, Michelle Kundmueller, Ben Melusky, Jesse Richman, and Aaron Karp.

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