The Legacy Show is more than a concert. It is a musical, cultural, and historical journey guided by the work of prolific African-American creative artists. Performed by violinist Tami Lee Hughes and pianist Byron Burford-Phearse, the program features classical music infused with a variety of styles, including spirituals, blues, gospel, hip-hop, and jazz. Portraying cultural themes of the Antebellum Period, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Era, and Modern Times, the program includes poetry and visual media.
Directions: Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center / Mendelssohn Hall - 406 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 - From I-90 and U.S. Business 20 (E. State St.), west on Business 20 to downtown Rockford, where it will become Jefferson St., one-way westbound. Turn right on IL 2, Wyman St., immediately after crossing the Rock River. After curving left, turn right on N. Main St. Mendelssohn Hall is on the northwest corner of S. Main St. and Park St.