"If a Negro composer writes a good piece of music and it is the will of God that this be given to the world, it will be performed. If not, his work will soon pass into oblivion. Isn't this true of a white composer as well?"
— William Grant Still (1895 - 1978)
Celebrating the music of African-American opera composers, spanning more than
100 years of artistry! Featuring arias, duets, and ensembles steeped in African-
American history and culture, yet universal in their emotional and musical
appeal, performed by local artists and artists with local roots.