As part of Munson’s Spring Weekend, violinist Tami Lee Hughes will perform “The Legacy Show: Celebrating African-American Composers” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in the Sinnott Family – Bank of Utica Auditorium. Immediately following the performance, there will be a talk-back/question-and-answer session with Hughes and the other artists.

“The Legacy Show” serves as a showcase of music by prolific African-American composers, thoughtfully intertwined with poetry and visual media, creating an enchanting tapestry of artistic expression. Accompanied by a talented trio of musicians, Hughes will perform classical music infused with blues, jazz, gospel, spirituals, and hip-hop, portraying themes of the Antebellum Period, Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights era, and modern times, and including poetry by authors such as Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou.


“I believe classical music should NOT be exclusive, but inclusive of our collective experiences,” says Hughes. “Classical music, like all music, can help us connect as we venture into an increasingly diverse future.”


At the heart of “The Legacy Show” is its commitment to diversity in the arts, featuring a multicultural cast of acclaimed musicians from various backgrounds who come together to deliver a soul-stirring performance for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.


Tickets to see “The Legacy Show” are $20 for Munson Members, $25 for the general public, and $15 for students and can be purchased by visiting or by calling 315-797-0055.


This performance is sponsored by Natalie L. Brown, LLC.


For media inquiries or more information, please contact Katie Voce, communications manager, at 315-797-0000 ext. 2147 or via email at