‘Garden of Treasures’ Rare Gems by Early 20th Century BIPOC Composers (Virtual Concert)
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LYRIC THEATRE, in our 48th year of high quality live musical theater productions, presents the premiere of an all new streaming of neglected songs from 1900-1924 by BIPOC composers.
Professor of Opera and Musical Theatre, Dr. Michael Mohammed, has curated 19 art songs and arias in their original languages of English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Tagalog, performed by six professional Bay Area opera soloists in a beautiful garden setting.
Composers include: Nicanor Abelardo (Filipino), Bob Cole (American), Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (English), Chiquinha Gonzaga (Brazilian), James Rosamond Johnson (American)
Magic of Nature
Adam & Eve/Birds & Bees
Latin American Influences
Soloists: Nena Aldaz, Alexa Anderson, Kathryn Benedicto, Aisha Campbell, Wilford Kelly, Sidney Ragland
Music Director: Professor Michael Mohammed, PhD
Producer and Film Director: Asha Kelly
Assistant Producer: Doreen Finkelstein
Presented by Lyric Theatre of San Jose