“You, our audience, should be provoked, challenged, and leave with optimism—the type of optimism that Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King possessed. We, the Aeolians, are no longer satisfied with solely displaying musical prowess. Coupling hope with mastery could be the combination that produces uncompromising societal transformation. We have programmed this music, hoping to appeal to the mind, but not leaving the heart untouched.”
Conductor, The Aeolians
GIA Publications, Inc. is thrilled to announce The Aeolians, the first commercially-released album by the Aeolians of Oakwood University. Under the direction of internationally respected conductor Dr. Jason Max Ferdinand, this award-winning group melds the finest choral technique with true depth of emotion, creating a not-to-be-missed listening experience.
Recorded just days before COVID-19 abruptly altered the semester at Oakwood University and now released in the midst of the pandemic, coupled with heightened racial tensions across the U.S. and beyond, the music of The Aeolians seeks to bring hope to so many who are in need, making it truly an album for this moment in history.