Friday, April 20, 2018

"From The Diary of Sally Hemings," Friday, April 20th, 8 pm Michigan State University's Cook Recital Hall

From the Diary of Sally Hemings

Sandra Seaton writes:

Friday night, April 20th  at 8 pm at Cook Recital Hall, MSU's Colllege of Music will present the solo opera "From The Diary of Sally Hemings,"  my collaboration with composer William Bolcom as a part of the national conference 20th-21st Century Song Cycles. The performance by soprano Joelle Lamarre with pianist Sheryl Lott will be preceded by a pre-conference talk by Music Theory prof. Michael Callahan.

The work recreates the thoughts and feelings of Sally Hemings throughout her long relationship with Thomas Jefferson by means of fictional diary entries. 

For those who can't attend, the performance is also being livestreamed on the the Livestream website at 8 pm:

Visit the event page for updates.

Unfortunately, the livestream will not be archived.

The entire conference, the first of its kind, will run from Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22  and is free of charge to the public. .

Here are the links:

NOTE: A select group of additional presentations will also be available to view online through Livestream. 

Hope you can either attend or view the livestream

Warm best wishes,

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