Theater and concert performers baritone Troy Valjean Rucker and soprano Alika Hope will heading "Now Let Me Fly: A
Samuel Bryant will give a historical narration during the the 75-minute concert of African-American Spirituals and pieces from American opera.
Pianist Penny Brandt, guitarist Ramon Morant, and saxophonist
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Hope's New York credits include "Philomen," "The Pajamas Game," "HMS Pinafore," and
Hope is the former moderator and producer of the talk show "IMO: In My Opinion" and is currently the co-host of CT Perspective TV.
Rucker's credits at regional theaters around the country include "The