TO RISE ABOVE: JOURNEY OF A TUSKEGEE AIRMAN
Michael Shirtz Quartet Concert
also featuring local guest vocalists, musicians, and community members
Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Sawmill Creek Convention Center (Huron, OH)
The Michael Shirtz Quartet along with vocalist Sadiyah Babatunde, narrator William Barrett, and conductor Van Parker perform the dramatic musical narrative about the life of the late Lt. Col. Harold Brown and a tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen. Based on the 2017 biographical memoir, Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman, this musical dramatization, written by Michael Shirtz, presents the story using the elements of jazz, narration with soloists, and an accompaniment by strings and a chorus of singers.