The African American Alumni Association or "A4" exists for the purpose of recognizing and upholding the value of higher education while honoring the history and legacy of African Americans. Our goal is to promote lasting connections among Black alumni, students, staff and faculty. We value a sense of shared community and giving back to the world by affecting the future.
Membership in A4 is open to DU alumni, staff, faculty and students (past and present) who identify as African American, Black, or as people of African descent, including, but not limited to, people from North America, South America, the Caribbean and Africa.
The African American Alumni Association celebrated the Graduating Class of 2012 at the 10th Annual Profiles of Excellence on May 24 at the Cable Center.
Please join us for a night of jazz music - Billy Childs Jazz Chamber Ensemble and the Ying Quartet
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Concert - 7:30 pm
University of Denver
The Robert and Judi Newman Center
Gates Concert Hall
2344 East Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80208
Discounted Price - $25 Mezzanine - Purchase Tickets Here
(Please enter promo code UNITY)
Join us at 6:30 Behind The Curtain for a FREE
lecture about the performance. Tickets are not required for the
pre-performance talks and no RSVP is necessary.
Visit www.billychilds.com for more information about Billy Childs and www.ying4.com for information about the Ying Quartet.
Billy Childs has created a beautiful synthesis of jazz and classical music. His impressionistic compositions inspire images of the natural world, heighten our awareness of self, and reflect the mind and the heart. The Jazz-Chamber Ensemble totaling 10 musicians paints in sound with an extraordinary variety of tonal colors. Childs has garnered ten Grammy nominations and three Grammy awards: two for "Best Instrumental Composition" and one for "Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist". In 2009, Childs was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2006 was awarded a Chamber Music America composer's grant.
The Ying Quartet's constant quest to explore the creative possibilities of the string quartet has led it to an unusually diverse array of musical projects and interests. Now in its second decade, the Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications in its tours across the United States and abroad.
Photos from A4 Events
A reception was hosted by Alumni of Color during the DU men's basketball team's first home game November 14. The Pioneers defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 68-51. Pictured from left: Polica Houston, Dr. William Cross (BA '63), Earl Johnson (MBA '10), Natley Farris (MPS '08), Dawanta Parks (MBA '10) and Marcus Houston (JD '12).