I Hear America Singing

Sept 17, 20 & 21

American Opera Project, The Walt Whitman Project, and Angeli Rasbury present


In association with Opera in Brownsville, the 1st Annual BEAT (Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater) Festival and the Performing the Streets Festival.
The first three song cycles of I Hear America Singing will presented together for the first time in FREE CONCERTS around Brooklyn!

Three singers will perform three song cycles set to poetry written by young students mentored by writer and community activist Angeli Rasbury. A number of these budding writers will be present at the events, reading their poems that were set to music.

The song cycles that will be performed are:
“Brooklyn Cinderella” with music by Nkeiru Okoye
performed by soprano Adrienne Danrich (pictured, right)
“Songs from the A Train”
 with music by Gilda Lyons
performed by baritone Jorell Williams
“Songs from the F Train” 
with music by Gilda Lyons
performed by contralto Nicole Mitchell

The presentation will conclude with an encore performed by all three singers.

Mila Henry, music director/piano

More about Opera in Brownsville: OPERA IN BROWNSVILLE is the brainchild of writer and community activist Angeli Rasbury and brings opera and classical singers to this under-served section of Brooklyn. This event is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Programs of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).

More about The BEAT Festival: The Beat Festival aims to fill a void in Brooklyn’s performing arts community with a yearly fall festival showcasing the greatest works of Brooklyn’s finest performing artists. www.beatbrooklyn.com.

More about Performing the Streets: A cross section of Downtown Brooklyn’s diverse arts and cultural groups will be featured in a free, weekly performing arts series presented by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance.www.dbpartnership.org/discover/parks/performances



Monday, Sept. 17 – 2:00 PM
Opera in Brownsville presents I Hear America Singing
Rossetta Gaston Senior Center
460 Dumont Avenue at Junius Street
Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, Sept. 20 – 5:00 PM
Performing the Streets presents I Hear America Singing
Albee Square on Fulton Mall // Fulton St. & Bond St.
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Friday, Sept. 21 – Noon
BEAT Festival presents I Hear America Singing
The Commons at MetroTech Center
Between Jay St and Flatbush Ave. Extension
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY



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