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Southern University music department presents 'From Mozart to Motown'

Opera Southern will present the second installment of "From Mozart to Motown: A Vocal Extravaganza" on Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge.

Richard Hobson, professor of voice and opera at Southern University, created the "potpourri of vocal music spanning four centuries featuring well-known songs from Mozart to The Temptations.” Bringing the production to life are students from Southern, Louisiana State University and Southeastern Louisiana University, as well as alumni and community artists.


The Southern University Jazz Ensemble will provide instrumental accompaniment, which includes jazz, blues, gospel, Broadway, opera and hip-hop. The ensemble, led by Harry Anderson and Herman Jackson, includes percussionist and composer Charles Lloyd Jr., and pianists Laurence Herbert and Hoza Reddit. 


Masks are welcomed but not required in the Manship Theatre spaces. All patrons regardless of age must have a ticket to attend performances.

Tickets range from $20-$45 plus fees. For more information go to


A full list of participants is below:


Southern University Faculty:


Richard Hobson

Charles LLoyd Jr.

Herman Jackson

Harry Anderson

Patric Lavergne

Laurence Herbert


Southern University Students

Nicholas Lockett

Keondre Anthony

Shekinah McCurty

Deterrius Johnson

Keena Pilllette

Richard Johnson

Kendall Jones

Cornelius Cherry


LSU Students

David Baker

Anna Safko


Southern University Alumni

Hozaa Reditt

Marcella Ratcliff

Nealie Greely

Joshua Staes

Ryan Alexander



Crystal Brady

Alesi Ngemi

Lauren Honea 

Valencia Pleasant

Ryan Blanchfield

Dedrian Hogan

Alfred Harper