FORT GREENE PARK WALKING TOUR
June 11 & 18 | 11:00 AM
July 9 & 16 | 11:00 AM
August 13 & 20 | 11:00 AM
Fort Greene Park- Visitor Center map
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Join the Fort Greene Park Conservancy for a 90 minute walking tour exploring Fort Greene Park, its history, and connections to the surrounding neighborhood. Uncover facts about the sacrifice of the Prison Ship Martyrs, Walt Whitman's role in the founding of Fort Greene Park, and the park's ties to other local establishments. Tour includes special musical performances by professional opera singer Nicole Mitchell (Harriet Tubman).
Produced by the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project, The Walt Whitman Project, and American Opera Projects.
INFO & TICKETS:
Free with registration
Supported through a generous grant from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. The Walt Whitman Tours of Fort Greene Park are supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.
COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES
Friday, Sep. 30 | 8:00 PM
South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Sunday, Oct. 2 | 2:30 PM
National Opera Center
330 7th Ave, 7th floor
New York, NY 10001
AOP previews the future of opera with an evening of scenes developed during AOP's latest season of Composers & the Voice, a Brooklyn-based fellowship training program that has launched the careers of some of today's top opera creators.
Previous Six Scenes have given audiences their first look at operas that went on to fully-produced world premieres including Paul’s Case (UrbanArias and Prototype Festival, Gregory Spears), Love/Hate (ODC/San Francisco Opera 2012, Jack Perla), and the upcoming Three Way (Nashville Opera 2017, Robert Paterson) and The Summer King (Pittsburgh Opera 2017, Daniel Sonenberg).
Scenes by composers Matthew Barnson, Carlos R. Carrillo, Nell Shaw Cohen, Marc LeMay, Cecilia Livingston, Sky Macklay and librettists Edward Einhorn, Duncan McFarlane, Emily Roller, and Mark Sonnenblick.
Performances by opera singers Jennifer Goode Cooper, Blake Friedman, Blythe Gaissert, Tookah Sapper, Michael Weyandt, and Jonathan Woody.
Music Directors: Charity Wicks, Mila Henry and Kelly Horsted
C&V Artistic Director: Steven Osgood
Composers & the Voice is made possible in part by a generous multi-year award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
HARRIET TUBMAN: WHEN I CROSSED THAT LINE TO FREEDOM
Sunday, October 30 | 5:00 PM
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60649 United States
South Shore Opera Company of Chicago presents Nkeiru Okoye's operatic work that tells of how a young girl born in slavery, becomes Harriet Tubman, the legendary Underground Railroad conductor.
Experience this heartwarming tale of two sisters vowing that nothing but death will separate them, despite the slavery threatening to tear them apart. The music is richly textured, drawing from the musical traditions of opera, gospel, American spirituals, ragtime and minstrel songs.
Based on recent Tubman biographies, the story is narrated and told in the context of Tubman’s tight-knit family of lively characters. Harriet Tubman carries the universal themes of sisterhood, courage, sacrifice and doing what is necessary to keep a family together.
Commissioned and developed by AOP.
COMPLETE EVENT INFO
The AOP 2016-17 season is made possible by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., BMI, Howard Gilman Foundation, the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the contributions of many individuals.
THE IRON HEEL
July 28 - September 3
New York City
Composers & the Voice librettist Edward Einhorn adapts Jack London's THE IRON HEEL, the first modern dystopian novel, written as a socialist propaganda piece in 1908. An election between a socialist candidate and an oligarch. What happens if the oligarch wins? Presented on the 100th anniversary of Jack London's death. Join us as we gather for light snacks, folk songs, and performance.
Craig Anderson, Kevin Argus, Charles Ouda, Yvonne Roen, Victoria Rulle, and Trav SD
Leon Trotsky, ART & PERFORMANCE
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August 3, 2016 | 1:00 PM
New York, NY 10023
Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival present the world premiere of Quatre Huîtres, a 15 minute micro-concert by Hagoromo composer Nathan Davis performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble. MORE INFO