If you live to be 130 years old, you too will have earned a performance in your honor by the Mallarme Chamber Players. The Durham-based ensemble of 25 classical musicians will perform a celebration concert, Observing the 130th Anniversary of First Presbyterian Church
, for the beautiful stone building and the Durham community it serves on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. Mallarme plans a program featuring music inspired by Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes. Acclaimed soprano Waltye Rasulala will perform those works composed by William Grant Still, H.T. Burleigh, John Musto and Ricky Ian Gordon. Rasulala will rest her vocal cords during instrumentals by J.S. Bach, Undine Smith Moore, Scott Joplin and Winston-Salem's Dan Locklair. Locklair's composition, Dream Steps
, (which was commissioned by Mallarme) is a take-off on Hughes' question, "What happens to a dream deferred?" Let the music inspire you in this truly historic church in downtown Durham. Admission is free; the church is located at 305 W. Main St. Call 682-5511 for information.