Sunday, May 29, 2011

New York City Opera: 'Treemonisha' in Concert with Pianist Roy F. Eaton at Schomburg Center June 6 at 7 PM

[ABOVE: Scott Joplin's Treemonisha, Original Cast Recording; Polygram 435709 (1992) BELOW: Roy Eaton]

The pianist Roy F. Eaton, whose website is, has been featured frequently at AfriClassical. Today he sends news of his concert version of Scott Joplin's opera Treemonisha:

Treemonisha in Concert
Monday, June 6 at 7:00 pm
515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at 135th Street)

“Exactly 100 years since Scott Joplin unsuccessfully tried to get his opera 'Treemonisha' performed in New York, Roy Eaton will host a concert performance of this unjustly neglected work. Not only will we hear major musical selections from the Opera, but also poetry by African American poets that mirror the same philosophy that inspired Joplin....Knowledge is the key to the future of African-Americans. In keeping with Joplin's 'call to action' we will also hear from the children of our community--the voices of the future--who will respond to the opera's main themes: Dreams for a People, the Tree of Life/Knowledge, and Leaders for Tomorrow. For Tickets and Info:
[Scott Joplin (1868-1917) was a Ragtime and Classical composer who is profiled at]

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