Frankie Faison to be narrator for Crawford Concert at MSU

Frankie Faison, star of stage, screen and television, will participate in the annual Beatrice Crawford Memorial Concert at Montclair State University's Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m., with the MSU Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Nelson Nirenberg. The concert is free and open to the public.

Faison was most recently featured in the hit movie, "The Thomas Crown Affair." He has numerous credits in stage, movie, and television productions, including"Fences," "Mississippi Burning," and "True Colors," respectively.

Faison is a resident of Montclair. His wife, Jane Mandel, is Artistic Director for Luna Stage Co. in Montclair.

Faison will be the narrator in Aaron Copland's Preamble for a Solemn Occasion. This work was premiered on December 10, 1949, to celebrate the first anniversary of the United Nations' adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The performance is in honor of the composer's centennial and the 50th anniversary of this work's premiere.

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