Friday, November 28, 2014

Indiegogo Campaign of Harlem Renaissance Opera 'Voodoo' is 86% funded; it closes at 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Voodoo, a Harlem Renaissance Opera by Harry Lawrence Freeman

$17,120 raised to date of $20,000 goal

This update comes to us from Dominique-René de Lerma,

A Historic Rediscovery of Harry Lawrence Freeman's Long-Lost Music

Short Summary

Morningside Opera, Harlem Opera Theater, and The Harlem Chamber Players are joining forces to present a semi-staged concert production of the Harlem Renaissance opera Voodoo by Harry Lawrence Freeman, which will take place at Miller Theatre of Columbia University at 116th Street and Broadway on June 26 & 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

This will be the first performance since its 1928 premiere!

A contemporary of Scott Joplin, Harry Lawrence Freeman was well-known in the Harlem community and gained acceptance in classical music circles in the 1920s – 1940s. He won numerous awards, and his operas were performed on Broadway and at Carnegie Hall. Despite these achievements, most of his operas remain unpublished, and there are no professional recordings of his music. Your support will help us create history by bringing Freeman's long-lost music back to the public.

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