Friday, January 13, 2012

Free Performance of 'Brooklyn Cinderella' of Nkeiru Okoye Sat. Jan. 14, 2 PM at Brooklyn Public Library

[Brooklyn Cinderella by Nkeiru Okoye (above)]
American Opera Project and the Walt Whitman Project, in association with the Brooklyn Public Library invite you and your family to:
Saturday, January 14 - 2p.m.
Brooklyn Public Library (Main Branch at Grand Army Plaza)
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Brooklyn Cinderella
Composed by Nkeiru Okoye
Performed by Adrienne Danrich
Piano, Mila Henry

AOP and the Walt Whitman Project present a performance of Brooklyn Cinderella by Nkeiru Okoye, based on the poetry of three Brooklyn children and commissioned as part of its I Hear America Singing program, at this annual honoring of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Poet Angeli Rasbury leads a discussion about MLK and how young people can dream about and contribute to a better society.

Inspired by the poem by Walt Whitman, I Hear America Singing is a new music initiative that commissions composers to create operatic songs based on the poetry and prose of Americans of all ages and all walks of life. Created by American Opera Projects and The Walt Whitman Project in 2009, I Hear America Singing seeks to express the varied thoughts, feelings, and stories of the people of our nation into a communal voice that will resonate for all.

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