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African American Experiences in Opera

About the Opera

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Weston's opera "4" tells the story of the 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, which took the lives of four young African American girls. Contemplating the tragedy and its impact on the community, the opera is an homage to the victims.

Composer Weston's mastery of counterpoint and skillful orchestration showcases a wide range of African American music style influences.

Performances and Interviews

Reviews and Analysis

Rogers, Charles E. 2011 "Trilogy Opera to Present Three New One-Acts." New York Amsterdam News 102 (20): 22.