African American History Forum
'I'M ON MY WAY' For Black History 1/28
City Opera Presents 'I'M ON MY WAY' For Black History 1/28
In honor of Black History Month, City Opera co-presents a three-part series, Black History at New York City Opera, with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The first program, "I'm on My Way": Black History at City Opera on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, commemorates the rich African-American contributions to City Opera's heritage and the great African-American works and artists who have graced City Opera's stage. Continuing with "One Fine Day": A Tribute to Camilla Williams on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 and "Troubled Island": 60th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, the programs feature discussion, live performance, special guests, historic slides and audio and video clips. All three events take place at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, located at 15 Malcolm X Boulevard in New York City.
This collaboration with the Schomburg Center is a part of Opera Matters, City Opera's series of lively, informal events combining conversation, media and live music to celebrate opera's connections to the visual arts, film, literature, the mass media and pop culture, the African-American experience and the world at large. Curated by City Opera's dramaturg Cori Ellison, Opera Matters brings together prominent artists, scholars and celebrities from diverse artistic and cultural communities to reveal opera's vital place in today's cultural dialogue. Opera Matters is presented in partnership with other major New York cultural organizations including The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Paley Center for Media.
"The Schomburg Center is pleased to collaborate with New York City Opera as it seeks to recognize and celebrate the African-American artists who have contributed significantly to New York City Opera and its history." - Howard Dodson, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture