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Wilton Concert to Celebrate Black History Month

WILTON, Conn. — The town will celebrate Black History Month with the “I Dream a World” concert at Wilton High School’s Clune Center for the Arts on Feb. 12 at 4 p.m.

The concert is a benefit for A Better Chance of Wilton, part of a national organization that enables academically talented inner-city students to attend the nation’s best high schools, including Wilton High School. 

The concert’s guest conductor will be Rolo A. Dilworth, associate professor of choral music education at Temple University. He is the composer of “Trilogy of Dreams,” which is based on the poetry of Langston Hughes. The Middlebrook Middle School Choir and the Brooklyn High School of the Arts Choir, under the direction of Avid Williams, will perform. 

The audience will be treated to a performance of the song, “Shine” by John Legend, sung by A Better Chance  student Jean Pierre Clark. Art work by students from the Montessori School and Middlebrook Middle School will be on display. A Better Chance students Micah Allwood, Onessa Faulknor, and Selena Cardona have created artwork that will be auctioned during the event.

The Wilton chapter of A Better Chance was created in 1996, and since that time 22 students from the program have graduated and gone on to college. Fourteen A Better Chance students are now attending Wilton High School.  

Tickets for the concert are $10 for students, $20 for adults and $75 for patrons and are available at the door the day of the concert or online at www.abcwilton.org. For more information, call Adrienne Reedy at 203-834-1882. 

Jennifer Lindner is a Wilton High School student who writes regularly for TheDailyWilton.com. If you are a high school student who would like to submit a piece, email editor Matt Zalanzick at mzalaznick@thedailywilton.com. 

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