Opera Birmingham presents a series of community conversations inspired by the opera Independence Eve. Independence Eve is a study of black and white America, offering commentary on the intricacies of race relations and the insidious and persistent stain of racism that has remained consistent throughout American history.
Monday, October, 28, 2019 | 6:30 P.M.
BIRMINGHAM SPEAKS – WHERE ART AND LIFE INTERSECT
Independence Eve is the inspiration for a series of community events to highlight how art and life intersect to open conversations about the healing power of art. These conversations will help spread awareness among our broader community about this powerful opera.
October 28, 2019 – 6:30pm
INDEPENDENCE EVE: A COMPOSER CONVERSATION
Fee: $25, reservations in advance
Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church (3736 Montrose Rd, Mountain Brook, AL 35213)
Join us in conversation with Sidney Marquez Boquiren and Daniel Neer, the composer and librettist of Independence Eve, when they come to Birmingham to discuss insights and inspiration surrounding the creation of this lyrical and emotional chamber opera. Opera Birmingham General Director Keith A. Wolfe leads the discussion.
A reception will follow the conversation.