Monday, January 25, 2010

NYC Opera & Schomburg Center Co-present 'Opera at the Schomburg' Feb. 1, 2010

[Piano Rags; Roy Eaton, piano; Sony SBK 833 (1995)]

Monday, January 25, 2010; Posted: 05:01 PM
“Opera at the Schomburg is the first in a series of three new collaborative programs co-presented by New York City Opera and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Delving into the substantial role of opera in African-American culture, as documented in the Schomburg's prized collections of rare scores, librettos, images, recordings, films, and documents, this public event underscores the intersecting histories, missions, and grassroots work of City Opera and the Schomburg Center.

New York City Opera partners with artists from Opera Noire of New York to present rarely performed live excerpts from the operas Treemonisha, Ouanga, Four Saints in Three Acts, Till Victory is Won, Troubled in Mind, and I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky by composers John Adams, Edward Boatner, Mark Fax, Scott Joplin, Virgil Thomson, and Clarence Cameron White. This program is presented in honor of the Schomburg Center's 85th Anniversary and Howard Dodson's 25th Anniversary as its Director, and dedicated to the memory of the distinguished author and musician Raoul Abdul (1929-2010).

WHEN Monday, February 1, at 7 pm
WHERE The Schomburg Center
515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at 135th Street) New York, NY 10037
TICKETS Tickets: $10
The Schomburg Shop at (212) 491-2206 or
For more information visit and [Scott Joplin (1868-1917) was a Ragtime and Classical composer and pianist of African descent who is profiled at]

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